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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 64: Three new ways to prevent malaria

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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BacterioFiles 176 - Bacteria Bust Biodiesel Builders

This episode: Algae-killing bacteria could help improve biofuel recovery processes!


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TWiM #73: Eyeing root nodule development

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson Read More

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

Slime mold Arcyria denudata

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

CDC Anthrax Blunder: Numbers Could Climb Higher

More than 80 people may have been exposed to airborne anthrax bacteria in an embarrassing mishap at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and the numbers may go even higher, officials said Friday.

“Right now we have an excess of 80 individuals,” CDC deputy director Dr. Il... Read More

Quorum sensing genes discovered in a bacteriophage genome?

Recently, the discovery that certain bacteriophage encode bacterial gene silencing systems (CRISPR) that can counteract host defense systems demonstrated how mind boggling the evolutionary pathways between phage and bacterial host actually are. In this publication, these relationships are exten... Read More

TWiM #75: Pellicles on pickle jars

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Read More

TWiP 66: A nitrile warhead for Chagas disease

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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TWiP 72: Wormholes

Vincent and Dickson discuss five ways that helminths manipulate host tissues to survive.


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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TWiP 67: They find each other delightful

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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As Plant Virus Jumps to Bees, Does it Cause Colony Collapse?

Another potentially significant answer in the long-running mystery behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) may have just emerged: Researchers have found a virus that typically infects plants has been systemically infecting honeybees in the United States and China.

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TWiP 65: The real world wide web

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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TWiM #79: A community of microbiologists

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Read More

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

3D cell culture set for space

Growing cells – in a laboratory in space or on earth – forms a fundamental basis of modern microbiology, supporting everything from culturing microbes to novel drug design and growing human tissues for use in research and development. The problem is that cells grown on a 2D Petri dish do not ... Read More

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

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

TWiM #84: Microbiology Down Under

Host: Vincent Racaniello.


Special guests: D... Read More

Bespoke microbiome therapy to manage plant diseases

In this paper we describe the perspective of following the achievements in medicine, where gut microbiome transplants are proving to be a powerful method to overcome several gastrointestinal disorders and many other physiological problems, to possible solve diseases in plants. There is strong si... Read More

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