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Climate Change Alters Soil Bacteria Distribution (podcast)

When we think about global warming, we tend to fret about things we can see: plants, animals, the polar ice caps. But the effects of climate change may go much deeper: into the earth itself. Because a new study shows that temperature controls where soil-dwelling microbes live. The findings are i... Read More

ASM Live Denver 2013

Be part of the studio audience for the American Society for Microbiology 2013 General Meeting's live internet talk show, ASM Live. Host Stanley Maloy, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Dean of th... Read More

ASM Live at ICAAC Denver 2013

Be part of the studio audience for the American Society for Microbiology 2013 live internet talk show, ASM Live at ICAAC. Host Michael Schmidt, Ph.D., P... Read More

The Microbiology of Beer - The “Microbes After Hours” series, 6-8 pm, Thursday, October 10, 2013

The master ingredient in beer is yeast – a microbe – and every step in the brewing process helps the yeast do its job better. Join us at the American Society of Microbiology to learn more about how microbes are selected, grown, and manipulated in modern breweries to develop a wide variety of ... Read More

TWiM #58: The brain microbiome?



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

TWiM #55: In the copper room



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

TWiM #71: Colon cancer’s little shop of horrors

Vincent, Michael, and Michele explain how the gut microbiome modulates colon tumorigenesis, and regulation of intestinal macrophage function by the microbial metabolite butyrate. 


Hosts: Vin... Read More

TWiM #59: Are viruses part of our immune system?



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Michael Schmidt.


Vincent and Michael disc... Read More

10 fun facts about antibiotics

This poster has ten (10) mildly interesting facts about antibiotics, just in case you needed a poster or handout for Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 18-24, 2013). You can download PDF at "source" URL, above. Please feel free to share this graphic with your students, classmates, colleagues, frien... Read More

TWiM #63: Superantigens, S. aureus, and the armpit microbiome



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt and  Read More

TWiM #62: Breaking bad and protein chain mail



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Michael Schmidt


Vincent a... Read More

TWiM #64: URI and UTI at ICAAC in Denver



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt Read More

TWiM #57: Updating the human gut microbiome to degrade seaweed



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

TWiM #61: The irony of probiotics



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter and  Read More

TWiM #67: Black mushrooms and RNA thermosensors



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and  Read More

Ebola virus in Guinea ‘most aggressive, near totally fatal’

Western Africa is bracing against an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly ebola virus. Guinea is the country affected the worst by the viral hemorrhagic fever. Since January, 86 people have died from it, out of 137 cases.

Shutting down the body’s immune system, ebola is highly contagious, tra... Read More

TWiP 54: Unde venis?



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson consid... Read More

Escherichia coli on MacConkey Agar

Escherichia coli isolated from a patient with diarrhea on MacConkey Agar.
Its simply beautiful, one of the first isolations I made. Read More

TWiM #56: Live at ASM in Denver



HostsVincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

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