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TWiM #81: Cold iron is the master of them all

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

Pathogenic plant virus jumps to honeybees

A viral pathogen that typically infects plants has been found in honeybees and could help explain their decline. Researchers working in the U.S. and Beijing, China report their findings in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

The routine screening of ... Read More

TWiP 73: I'm nibbling my way back to you

Vincent and Dickson discuss how nibbling of human cells by Entamoeba histolytica, a process called amoebic trogocytosis, contributes to cell killing and tissue invasion.


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TWiP 69: Malaria rising

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TWiM #99: Careers in Biodefense

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello


Guests: Maria Julia Marinissen, Read More

TWiM #111: Ancientbiotics and modernbiotics

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

Rhizopus Stolonifer (Black bread mold) under magnification of 40X

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Growing bricks (with bacteria), not another brick in the wall: Ginger Krieg Dosier at TEDxWWF (video)

Imagine a world where bricks are grown instead of fired: this is the world architect-turn-scientist Ginger Krieg Dosier lives every day. Ginger strives to create an alternate building block that will craft a more sustainable future for the construction industry and in turn help to lower the worl... Read More

TWiM #79: A community of microbiologists

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Read More

TWiM #78: A bacterium grows in Brooklyn

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt.


Vincent, ... Read More

TWiM #91: Rats, viruses, and bacteria

Vincent, Elio, and Michele review a study of the viruses and bacteria in commensal rats in New York City.


 


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter Read More

ASM 2014 video competition: Because You Care About Me

Our video for ASM global video competition…
This work has been created after writing a manuscript that was published in the ASM's Clinical Microbiology Reviews (http://cmr.asm.org/content/26/3/361.abstract). The paper shows the increasing spread of superbugs in the Gulf Cooperation Council Stat... Read More

TWiP 67: They find each other delightful

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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MWV Episode 77 / This Week in Virology 250: Wookie Viruses

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Robert Garcea


Vincent and Robert recorded... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 134 - Duodenum Dweller Degrades Digoxin

This episode: Bacteria in the gut can affect dosaging of medications!


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TWiP 70 letters


Robin writes:


Cysticercosis.


While it is true that Taenia saginata tends to be benign as helminthic infestations go in humans, the same cannot be said for Taenia solium.


In both cases, ingestion of (encysted) larvae leads to enteric infestation wi... Read More

Slime mold Arcyria denudata

Arcyria called Cotton Candy Slime. A Myxomycetes 1 mm tall. Read More

TWiM #93: Worming in on bacteria

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

TWiP 92: Kleptohaemodeipnonism

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how fluctuation in the price of guinea pig food could help transmission of the agent of Chagas disease, and present a new case study for your consumption.


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Buffer Zone Guidelines May Be Inadequate to Protect Produce From Feedlot Contamination

The pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7 can spread, likely airborne, more than one tenth mile downwind from a cattle feedlot onto nearby produce, according to a paper published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The high percentages of leafy greens contaminated with E. coli ... Read More

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