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BacterioFiles 212 - Ghosts Get Good Guarding

This episode: Bacterial ghosts could make good vaccines for different things!

(9.8 MB, 10.7 minutes)

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TWiV 356: Got viruses?

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove Read More

BacterioFiles 245 - Plant Prokaryotes Produce Protective Plaques

This episode: Bacteria around rice roots help protect plants from arsenic toxicity!

(10.1 MB, 11 minutes)

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TWiM #130: Interkingdom interactions at ASM Microbe

The TWiMers get together at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston to speak with David and Vanessa to talk about their work on regulation of bacterial virulence in the gut by bacterial adrenergic sensors, and the physiological mechanisms that make us ill and that help us recover.

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BacterioFiles 254 - Clostridium Consolidates Combustibles Conversion

This episode: Engineering bacteria to convert cellulose directly into useful biofuels and chemicals can be tricky!

(13.9 MB, 15.2 minutes)

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TWiM #120: Snakes in trouble

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Elio Schaechter.

Vincent and Elio marvel in the finding that a phage tail-like struc... Read More

TWiP 97 letters

Jerry writes:


Nancy writes:

I mean, Scabies?
I hope the gentleman contracted them via a freshly contaminated, unlaundered hand towel.

Thank you for all you do, guys.


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TWiV 351: The dengue code

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove Read More

BacterioFiles 251 - Mycophagous Myrmicinae Mutualist Microbes

This episode: Gut bacteria seem to help ants with very restrictive diets flourish more!

(10.6 MB, 11.5 minutes)

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Apply Now! ASM Communications and Marketing Fellowship for 2015


Are you an early career scientist who is interested in public outreach? Do you want to share your love of microbiology with the world?  Consider applying to the American Society for Microbiology’s Headquarter Communications Fellowship.  This 6-month fellowship in Wash... Read More

TWiP 100: Driving past a milestone

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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Soap Compound Could Make It Easier For Staph Bacteria To Colonize In Your Nose

A common ingredient in antibacterial soap can be found in some people's noses, and the presence of this ingredient could be promoting the colonization of Staph bacteria, according to a small new study in the journal mBio.

Researchers from the University of Michigan found triclosan in the nasa... Read More

BacterioFiles Special - ASM2015

Here's my summary of ASM2015, an exciting weekend full of science.

(11.5 MB, 12.5 minutes)

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TWiP 96 letters

 Ella writes:

Long time listener, first time email.

I am surprised that no one got the diarrhea case, although I would have been wrong as well, so many familiar parasites!

I was diagnosed with Blastocystis hominus in 1990 when I came ... Read More

TWiV 376: The flavi of the week is Zika

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove Read More

TWiM #126: I’m not scared of zebrafish and mice and bears (oh my!)

The microbiome of hibernating bears, and zebrafish as a model for bacterial sepsis feature in this animal-centric episode of TWiM hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.

Image: Bright-field (top) and fluorescent (bottom) images of zebrafish embryos infected with E. coli strain F11. E... Read More

BacterioFiles 214 - Cable-Chlorophyte Coop Conducts Current

This episode: Cable bacteria and algae set up electric grid in sediments!

(6 MB, 6.5 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 206 - Mollusc Maneuvers Microbe Machines to Macerate Maples

This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills!

(9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)

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TWiM 107 Letters

Jim writes:

Hi Vince,
For your interest in listening to physics, there is a podcast called The Titanium Physicists Podcast. They use a conversational format similar to what you use. They have a panel of experts and a guest who is not a physicist but who is accom... Read More

TWiP 107: Parasites leave a bad taste in my gut

The TWiPtastic trio solves the case of the Surfer from Switzerland, and reveal how taste-chemosensory tuft cells in the gut regulate immune responses to parasites.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello,&n... Read More

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