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TWiM #60: Microbial electrochemistry and diversity-generating retroelements

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter and  Read More

New approach of resistant tuberculosis

Scientists of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine have breathed new life into a forgotten technique and so succeeded in detecting resistant tuberculosis in circumstances where so far this was hardly feasible. Tuberculosis bacilli that have become resistant against our major antibiotics ar... Read More

TWiM #69: Bacterial DNA in the human genome

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterJo Handelsman and Read More

TWiM #54: Dueling injectors and the microgenderome

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

Scientists discover how a bacterial pathogen breaks down barriers to enter and infect cells (press release)

Scientists from the Schepens Eye Research Institute, a subsidiary of Mass. Eye and Ear and affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have found for the first time that a bacterial pathogen can literally mow down protective molecules, known as mucins, on mucus membranes to enter and infect a part of t... Read More

TWiM #65: Leanness is transmissible

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Michele Swanson.


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TWiM #56: Live at ASM in Denver

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 105 - Pythium Provides Pollutant Pipelines

This episode: Fungi and such can transport pollutants in soil to bacteria for degradation!



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TWiP 54: Unde venis?

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 109 - Labeling Lung Lurkers

This episode: Identifying the microbial communities of the lungs!


 


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TWiP 49: Making sense of toxo and heme

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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Which Bacteria Smell Like Tortillas, Flowers, or Delicious Browned Butter?

I’ll confess, I never quite thought about what happens when you get millions of a single kind of bacteria all together in one place and take a nice long sniff. I did not think it would ever be pleasant. I was wrong.

This level of olfactory whimsy, then, was totally new to me: Pseudomonas aeru... Read More

TWiV 175 Letters

Jane writes:


Dear Vincent,


Just a quick email to say how wonderful it was to meet you yesterday in Amsterdam! I have been an avid TWiV listener since my first "TWiV experience" in 2009 and look forward to many more podcasts.


If you recall, I mentioned ... Read More

H. Pylori Bacteria Linked to Blood Sugar Control in Adult Type II Diabetes

A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center reveals that the presence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria is associated with elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes. The association was even stronger in... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 106 - Bacteriophages Bust Blackheads

This episode: Scientists find that phages might be good for treating acne!



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TWiP 60: Urine a game of cat and mouse

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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How clean is your hotel room?

When you've collapsed in a hotel bed at the end of a day of vacationing, the last thing you want to worry about is whether a previous guest left germs behind. But germs are invisible to the naked eye, so how do hotel housekeepers — who have an average of 30 minutes to clean a room — make sure th... Read More

Registration is now open for ASM's General Meeting 2013 in Denver #ASMGM

Did you know that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has 1.4 million artifacts and specimen that are used every day in scientific studies and educational programs?

That the area between Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins is often called the "Napa Valley of Beer," where some of the best micr... Read More

Sewage-munching microbes may generate electricity

Microbes used to treat human waste might also generate enough electricity to power whole sewage plants, scientists hope. Read More

Ebola virus in Guinea ‘most aggressive, near totally fatal’

Western Africa is bracing against an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly ebola virus. Guinea is the country affected the worst by the viral hemorrhagic fever. Since January, 86 people have died from it, out of 137 cases.

Shutting down the body’s immune system, ebola is highly contagious, tra... Read More

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