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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

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 151 - Morels Make Microbial Meals

This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!


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TWiV 274: Data dump



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, 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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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 127 - Plant Partners Prompt Pest Preparation

This episode: Fungi transmit warning signals between plants!




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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 136 - Swarmers Send Secret Signals

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




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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.

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TWiV 241: The ferret looks ill



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

Small peptides as potential antibiotics

Small peptides attack bacteria in many different ways and may well become a new generation of antibiotics. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have been researching how such peptides kill bacterial cells. "It is quite possible that, in ten years time, all of the currently marketed an... Read More

Interview of Dr. Partha Pratim Majumder (Master of Genetics)

National Institute of BioMedical Genomics (NIBMG), an autonomous Institute by the Government of India, located around 50 Kms away from Kolkata, a metropolitan city of India. This institute is known to be the only Institute in India devoted with the researches on “Biomedical Genomics”. Dr. Partha... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 152 - Scientists Subjugate Circadian Cycles

This episode: Circadian rhythms in bacteria are amazingly simple, and now scientists have figured out how to modify their effects to help produce useful chemicals!


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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 130 - Bacteriophages Bind Boogers

This episode: Phages hang out in mucus to ambush bacteria!




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TWiV 230: Gene goes to Washington, flu chickens out



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 132 - Microbes Modify Mitochrondrial Material

This episode: Some bacterial DNA sequence seems to integrate into human cells, especially in cancerous tissue!




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

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Robert Garcea


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TWiM 62 Letters

Robert writes:
In TWIM #60 @1:06:23 Michael Schmidt suggests that glucose for fermentation from biomass is a necessary step in production of fuel ethanol. Fuel ethanol and other low molecular weight compounds can also be produced by autotrophic anaerobic fermentation of ... Read More

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