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This is how I commit to Microbial Supremacy!

It's true that I adore microbiology, and I am lucky to teach it each year to my micronauts. So it was time to commit. Here is my second "Microbial Supremacy" tattoo! The artwork is by Peggy Muddles (http://www.redbubble.com/people/thevexedmuddler/works/15659350-microbial-badass-tattoo-full-co... Read More

BacterioFiles 228 - Bacteria Beat Bat Blight

This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!

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BacterioFiles 187 - Bacteria Bolster Bedbug Biotin

This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!

(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)

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TWiM 76 Letters

Geoffrey writes:


I just got around to listening to episode 12 “Photothermal Nanoblades and Genome Engineering”. Your comment that it would need to be scaled up before it was practical for some of you to use intrigued me. I did a quick Google sear... Read More

BacterioFiles 232 - Exploring Enzymes' Element Effects

This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!

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BacterioFiles 172 - Sunlight-Snackers Seize Sparks

This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!

(9.2 MB, 10 minutes)

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TWiM #105: Real bugs with legs

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

BacterioFiles 229 - Spore-formers Stimulate Serotonin

This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!

(10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)

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MWV 100 - Milestones in Blue: TWiM live at the University of Michigan

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson record l... Read More

As Plant Virus Jumps to Bees, Does it Cause Colony Collapse?

Another potentially significant answer in the long-running mystery behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) may have just emerged: Researchers have found a virus that typically infects plants has been systemically infecting honeybees in the United States and China.

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BacterioFiles 197 - Fucose Feeds Friendly Fighters

This episode: When sensing an infection, mice make sure to keep their gut bacteria well-fed. And it pays off!

(11.8 MB, 13 minutes)

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TWiM #94: Nitrochondria

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

BacterioFiles 220 - Coliforms Cooperate by Conduit

This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!

(10 MB, 10.9 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 233 - Messy Microbes Maintain Mouse Microbiota

This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!

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Largest HIV transmission study conducted

A new study has found that neither gay men nor heterosexual people with HIV transmit the virus to their partner, provided they are on suppressive antiretroviral treatment.

The PARTNER study, which is the world's largest study of people with HIV who have had condomless sex with their HIV ... Read More

TWiP 93 letters

Sandra writes:

Daniel: I was fascinated by your answer to the case from TWIP 91 - the life cycle of the southeast Asian worm (I won't even try to spell it.) Re early symptom coughing & wheezing: if the ED did a chest X-ray out of concern about the lungs, would the... Read More

TWiV 279: The missing LNC

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TWiM #118: Spore-drops keep fallin’ on my head

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson... Read More

MWV 101 - Profiling the Poglianos (TWiM 115)

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Special guests: Kit Pogliano and Joe Pogliano

Vincent take This Week in Microbiology to th... Read More

BacterioFiles 195 - CRISPR/Cas Cuts Cancer Causers

This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!

(10.9 MB, 11.9 minutes)

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