This episode: Bacteria have repeatedly captured and used the tails of phages to fight each other!
(9 MB, 9.8 minutes)
Four virologists discuss our current understanding of Zika virus biology, pathogenesis, transmission, and prevention, in this special live episode recorded at the American Society for Microbiology in Washington, DC.
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The TWiP trio solve the case of the Woman from Washington Heights, and reveal how helminth infection protects mice deficient in the Crohn's disease gene NOD2 from intestinal disease by inhibiting colonization with an inflammatory bacterial species.
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This episode: Microscopic parasites of fish and worms actually came from jellyfish-like animals, after losing most of their genome!
(7.7 MB, 8.3 minutes)
Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Jon Telling.
Jon Telling of Bristol University in Bristol, United Kingdom talks with Jeff Fox about his findings suggesting that the grinding of glaciers over rocks can liberate hydrogen, which, in turn, drives the growth of methanogens within microb... Read More
Patients undergoing FMT have often suffered for years prior to the therapy. If their homes have been contaminated with the eradicated microbe, could patients suffer a relapse by way of reinoculation? This was the question asked by a group of physician scientists, whose findings were recently pub... Read More
Hoy tenemos la suerte de contar con la compañía de Michael Z. Levy, Catedrático Asistente de Epidemiología en el Departamento de Bioestadística y Epidemiología de la Universidad de Pennsylvania, EE.UU.
Michael ha sido un incansable trabajador en el area de control/eliminación del vect... Read More
This episode: Clostridium bacteria that infect potatoes can both kill competitors and tolerate oxygen, thanks to the pink compounds they produce!
(12.4 MB, 13.5 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria in hydrothermal vents that feed their host tubeworms evacuate when their hosts perish!
(9 MB, 9.8 minutes)
The TWiP trio solve the case of the bug bites all in a row, and talk about a secreted Toxoplasma protein that is central to the parasite's manipulation of host cells.
How critical illness alters the microbiome, and the consequences of a sewage spill into an aquatic environment, from the TWiM team.
The TWiP troika solve the case of the Female from the Bronx, and reveal how feeding on different plants affects mosquito capacity to transmit malaria.
Vincent speaks with Peter Palese about his illustrious career in virology, from early work on neuraminidases to universal influenza virus vaccines.
Host: Vincent Racaniello
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This episode: Adding exotic elements to convert spore-forming bacteria into light-capturing cyborgs that convert carbon dioxide into useful chemicals!
(9.7 MB, 10.5 minutes)
I'm a graduate student working in mycoplasmology and I must say I've been overjoyed to hear the past few episodes mention our tiny friends!
Elio's mention of their unique mechanism of moving ("Gliding Motility") made... Read More