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TWiM #38: The sound of whooping cough

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TWiM #33: Tuning the immune organ

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TWiM #9: Bean sprouts and E. coli O104:H4

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cliff Mintz, and <... Read More

TWiV 186 Letters

Kurt writes:


Dear Vincent,


Sorry I missed your visit to NU- my teaching duties in Evanston prevented it!


Several of my students attended both and had good reports all around. Your work on ISGs sounds like it is coming along well.


I just today l... Read More

TWiM #25: Magnetotactic bacteria and totally drug resistant TB

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 87 - Fermenter Fixes Folate Faults

This episode: Probiotics could help prevent folate deficiency!



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Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 88

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La Dra. Muniesa obtuvo su licenciatura en Biología en ... Read More

1982 Stanley Prusiner

SheepStanley Prusiner finds evidence that disea... Read More

Experimenting with posting PDF of a paper to MicrobeWorld

Posting my paper "Stalking the Fourth Domain in Metagenomic Data: Searching for, Discovering, and Interpreting Novel, Deep Branches in Marker Gene Phylogenetic Trees" as a resources to Microbe World. Read More

Educating the World about Microbes

Vincent Racaniello accepts the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education, awarded annually by the Society for General Microbiology for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education. Filmed at the Dublin Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Read More

TWiV 176: Ave magi, virorum!

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit


Vincent,... Read More

TWiP 38 Letters

Carlos writes:


Dear Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


I am an avid listener of TWIP since its start, have been following TWIV for at least two years and, surprise, also follow TWIM.


My field is Computer Science, but I crave for... Read More

TWiM 2 Letters

Barbara Hyde writes:

In the discussion of copper, it should be noted that copper has long been added to marine bottom paints as an anti-fouling agent. Now however there is concern about deleterious environmental effects from its leaching out into the waters.

Barb... Read More

Detecting viral proteins in infected cells or tissues by immunostaining

Many virological techniques are based on the specificity of the antibody-antigen reaction. Examples in our virology toolbox include western blot analysis and ELISA. While very useful, these methods cannot be used to visualize viral proteins in infected cells or tissues. To do that we must turn t... Read More

Capturing viruses with bacteria

When my laboratory discovered the cell receptor for poliovirus in 1989, many new research directions were suddenly revealed – such as creating a mouse model for poliomyelitis. One application we did not think of was to use the receptor to screen samples of drinking water for the presence of viru... Read More

The Rise of Community-Associated MRSA

This teleconference is sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology and will review the history and importance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with a primary focus on the emergence of community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA). The phenotypic and molecular identification of ... Read More

A viral mashup in snakes

If you know anything about snakes you might be familiar with snake inclusion body disease, or IBD. This transmissible and fatal disease affects snakes of a variety of species but has been best studied in boas. The name comes from the presence of large masses (inclusions) in the cytoplasm of cell... Read More

The Human Lake

Science writer Carl Zimmer writes a masterful blog piece tracing the history of the study of ecosystems, from lakes to the human microbiome. Just one interesting fact: In their lifetimes, individual humans will produce about five elephants worth of microbes. Read More

My virology course at Columbia University

The third annual installment of my virology course at Columbia University, Biology W3310, has begun, and all the lectures will be available online. Read More

TWiV 152: Viromes in the effluence of society

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Al... Read More

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