The TWiP trifecta solves the case of the Woman from Bolivia with Belly Pain, and discuss a method for population modification of malaria mosquitoes using a Cas9-mediated driver gene.
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This episode: Feeding mice high-fiber diets reduces their risk of allergic airway disease, even across generations!
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I'm sorry, I may have missed something, but the mechanism behind an effective vaccine is still unclear to me, since infection with F. tularensis does not confer protection. How would a vaccine work?
Katy Bosio replies:
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This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills!
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This episode: In mice, high-fat diets affect their gut microbes, which in turn disrupts their circadian cycles and metabolic health!
(8.6 MB, 9.35 minutes)
La Microbiología en España, la metagenómica y patógenos emergentes, son tres temas a ser discutidos hoy en La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios. Este episodio es una grabación hecha durante la Conferencia General de la Sociedad Americana para la Microbiología en Nueva Orleans, Louisiana e... Read More
Dear Vincent and Dickson,
I just returned from the annual meeting of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) where I enjoyed many fantastic lectures and caught more Cutthroat Trout fly fishing the upper Snake River during one ev... Read More
This episode: Engineered phages can both kill bacteria and disrupt their communications!
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Nervous in San Diego writes:
Dear Professors of TWiM,
Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Mar... Read More
Nishal Govindji-Bhatt, Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and Curtis Dobson, PhD, University of Manchester, discuss how to best avoid eye infection caused by poor contact lens case cleaning.
I just went to my semi-annual dental appointment and I thought of a potentially interesting oral health monitor - the plaque biofilm that they scrape off your teeth during the cleaning. Brush immediately before the cleaning ... Read More
This episode: Parasitoid wasps spread helpful bacterial symbionts between their whitefly prey!
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This episode: Amoebas in soil gang up on and eat much larger roundworms!
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The arrival in the US of plasmid-mediated resistance to colistin antibiotics, a last line of defense against many gram-negative bacilli, and a quorum sensing system in a eukaryote are topics of this episode hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.
Image (right): Etest used to determin... Read More