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Special Session on Human Microbiome Livestreaming Free Online from ASM Annual Meeting

A newly added session at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology will focus on the latest data release by the NIH Human Microbiome Project (HMP).

The HMP has been a five-year endeavor to produce community resources to support the human microbiome field. These activit... Read More

Nitrogen Fixation - Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (video)

This video examines just how critical microbes are to life on Earth with their role in nitrogen fixation -- providing the essential elements that we need to survive. Read More

Tiny snow-makers

The Judges' Choice for The Scientist magazine's 2011 Labby Multimedia Awards is this cute video on how microbes are essential for snow formation.













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Big size multitouch display turned into a microscope

The multitouch microscope integrates two Finnish innovations and brings new dimensions into teaching and research.

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) have in collaboration with the Finnish company Multitouch Ltd created a hand and finger gesture controlled micr... Read More

Food preservation - Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (video)

How do microbes destroy the food that we eat and how has humankind sought out different ways of preserving foodstuffs?
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Unraveling genomic code of E. coli bacteria that caused deadly outbreak in Germany

A team led by University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute for Genome Sciences researchers has unraveled the genomic code of the E. coli bacteria that caused the ongoing deadly outbreak in Germany that began in May 2011. To date, 53 people have died in the outbreak that has sickened thous... Read More

BIG IDEAS: Dickson Despommier's Vertical Farming (video)

TWiV's very own Dickson Despommier explains his vision of a future where farming is truly sustainable.

If there weren't any pesky practical limitations, what world-changing device would you invent? In the second installment of Babelgum and GOOD's new Big Ideas competition, Columbia professor... Read More

Building the perfect bug

This past February I was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Company on the topic of the Fouchier and Kawaoka experiments on avian influenza virus H5N1. The video, Building the Perfect Bug, has been released by Journeyman Pictures and includes interviews with S.T. Lai, Laurie Garrett, Mic... Read More

Video interview about the German E. coli outbreak and international research initiative

Interview with Dr. David Rasko, lead author of paper in NEJM - using latest analytic tools, experts in microbial pathogens decipher strains. Read More

Day in the Life - Microbiology / Virology - Prof Bill Rawlinson (video)

Microbiology, which deals with diseases caused by infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Read More

Bacteria Friend and Foe (archived educational film)

A classic film archived by CreativeCommonsTV about the benefits and dangers of microbes. Read More

Marine Microbes (video)

Marine microbes play an important role in all marine environments. AIMS is investigating the functions they provide in tropical marine ecosystems and what benefits and insights they might offer and what role they play in helping reefs to adapt to threats such as climate change. Read More

ASM Live - Antibiotic Exposure, The Microbiome and Obesity

A number of variables can cause signficant changes in the human microbiome early in life including birth method and antibiotic exposure. Understanding these shifts is important because new research suggests that shifts in the microbiome of infants could make them more prone to gain weight as adu... Read More

ASM Live 2011: Microbes Controlling the Climate?

Large concentrations bacteria identified in the nuclei of hailstones suggest that airborne microorganisms may be responsibility for the formation of these weather events. Participants will discuss these findings as well as the implications they may have for understanding of the role microbes pl... Read More

ASM Live at ICAAC 2011 Chicago

The Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) is the annual infectious diseases meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Watch Dr. Jeff Fox, Features Editor for Microbe magazine... Read More

USA Science and Engineering Festival - Part 1 (MWV42)

 


On October 23 2010, MicrobeWorld attended the first annual USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In part 1 of this two-part video, Read More

TWiV Live in the Windy City (MWV53)

Episode 53 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy on September 17, 2011, features a live recorded video episode of This Week in Virology (TWiV), a podcast about viruses.


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Solving the Puzzle (Part 2 of 10)

A new understanding of life on Earth has forced us to redraw the tree of life. Dr. Carl Woese and Norman Pace describe the process and challenges of categorizing microbial life.


















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West Nile Virus (MWV19)

 



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The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

The Hawaiian bobtail squid and its resident bacteria, Vibrio fischeri, have a powerful and still somewhat mysterious symbiotic relationship. The luminescent bacteria populate a small pouch on the squid’s underside called the light organ, and provide a sort of “Klingon cloaking device.” They prod... Read More

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