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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 154 - Improving Integration in Inherited Illness

This episode: Scientists figure out how to improve retroviral targeting in the genome, to make gene therapy safer!


(6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)


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TWiV 266: A pathogenic vicious cycle



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and  Read More

TWiV 272: Give peas a chance



 Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Read More

Virology course on Coursera

For fours years I have taught a virology course at Columbia University and have posted videos of each lecture on my website, virology.ws, and at iTunes University. Nearly 100,000 individuals have subscribed to my virology course at iTunes University. Now Columbia has signed an agreement with Cou... Read More

ESLB strain of Klebsiella spp

phenomenon called "champagne cork"
have waited half year to catch a strain like that. Read More

TWiV 274: Data dump



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 151 - Morels Make Microbial Meals

This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!


(13.2 MB, 14.4 minutes)


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MWV Episode 82 - Rob Knight - The Microbiome Project

Rob Knight studies the diversity of microbial communities. For every person, microbes outnumber human cells by a factor of ten. Rob has found that this large population of microbes differs based on which part of your body they inhabit (head, hands... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 125 - Phototroph Fusion Fights Fevers

This episode: Green algae could help create new cheaper, more stable vaccines for developing countries!




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BacterioFiles Special Edition - ASM2013 General Meeting Day 4

Here's my summary of the fourth and final day of ASM2013, with a special surprise guest appearance at the end!




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Indigo V Expeditions - Ocean Health Monitoring

Though tiny, marine microbes are one hundred times more abundant in the ocean than there are stars in the galaxy. They play critical roles in converting carbon dioxide to organic matter and in regulating nutrient cycling, Without healthy functioning microbial communities, we would not have any a... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 127 - Plant Partners Prompt Pest Preparation

This episode: Fungi transmit warning signals between plants!




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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

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 136 - Swarmers Send Secret Signals

This episode: Swarming predatory bacteria may be communicating through tubes!




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Shutting Down the Government - The “Microbes After Hours” series, 6-8 pm, Monday, July 8th

How can something too small to be seen with the naked eye be powerful enough to bring down something like the U.S. Government? It turns out that microbes, mostly invisible, have the extraordinary capacity to affect our lives – through outbreaks of disease and the spread of fear. Twice in hist... Read More

TWiV 263: Game of clones



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove Read More

Gut Bacteria Vaccine Could Help Control Autism Symptoms

A vaccine created to treat a gut bacteria common in children with autism could also help control some symptoms of the neural development disorder, according to new research published in this month’s edition of the journal Vaccine.

Researchers Brittany Pequegnat and Mario Monteiro of the Unive... Read More

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate 'Healthy'

Boy, it's a good time to be a dark chocolate lover.

We've noted before the growing evidence that a daily dose of the bitter bean may help reduce blood pressure. There also seems to be a link between a regular chocolate habit and lower body weight.

Now scientists are offering an explanation... Read More

TWiV 241: The ferret looks ill



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, ... Read More

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