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TWiM 82 Letters

Follow-up on TWiM #81:


Dave writes:


Friends, please forgive brevity of pleasantry; sleep is overdue (internet Player FM re-podcast excellent soporific).


Fear presumptuous correction of trivia you already know, but, re: stress and arter... Read More

Humble worm helps Queensland and US scientists in nerve research (video)

Australian and US scientists have developed a new technology for studying the genetics of a common roundworm used to understand nerve development and nerve degeneration.

Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) scientists at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia have worked closely... Read More

Could a Newly Discovered Viral Genome Change What We Thought We Knew About Virus Evolution?

A study published in BioMed Central's Biology Direct journal reports the existence of a previously undetected group of viruses and, more importantly, a new type of viral genome that could have huge implications for theories of viral emergence and evolution.

Viruses are the most abundant organ... Read More

Scientists explore new class of synthetic vaccines

In a quest to make safer and more effective vaccines, scientists at the Biodesign InstituteÒ at Arizona State University have turned to a promising field called DNA nanotechnology to make an entirely new class of synthetic vaccines.

In a study published in the journal Nano Letters, Biodesign ... Read More

Early bird registration is now open for all attendees of ICAAC 2013

Registration is now open for all attendees of ICAAC 2013. ICAAC 2013 attendees will represent nearly 100 countries, and the common language is science! Join the world's most renowned scientists as they discuss the state of infection control and prevention on a global scale.

This year’s progr... Read More

Cross-Reactive Antibodies Vanquish H5N1 in Preclinical Study

The H5N1 influenza has proven extraordinarily deadly. More than 50 percent of the 500 cases that have been documented since the virus first emerged in 1997 have been fatal. Thus, H5N1 is viewed as a serious threat to world public health. A major difficulty in developing antibodies to combat this... Read More

TWiM #72: The benefits of virulence

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Read More

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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HostsVincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

TWiP 54: Unde venis?

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


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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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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

New Antibiotics? Solving Mystery of How Sulfa Drugs Kill Bacteria Yields 21st Century Drug Development Target

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered a key enzyme structure in bacteria, a finding that lays the foundation for a new generation of antibiotics that are safer and less prone to drug resistance.

More than 70 years after the first sulfa drugs helped to revolutionize... Read More

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