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MWV Episode 61 - Richard Lenski - Evolution in a Flask

In episode 61 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, Canada on February 17th, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Read More

Microbiology art gallery for engaging large classes

By adding some art to his “Fundamentals of Microbiology” science course at the University of Waterloo, Biology professor Josh Neufeld has found a way to engage his students with the topic in a fun and creative way.

BIOL 140, explains Neufeld, is a large introductory course divided across thre... Read More

Genetic Engineering - Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (video)

This video explores the ways in which humans are learning to exploit microbes to produce medicines, fuel and food.
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TWiM #29: Death and an iron-loaded spike



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Stanley Maloy. Read More

TWiP 43: Two remarkable host-parasite conflicts



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson review how ... Read More

Faecal transplants used to cure Clostridium difficile

Transplanting faecal matter from one person to another - the thought might turn your stomach, but it could be lifesaving.

Some doctors are using the procedure to repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria, which can become unbalanced in some diseases.

Dr Alisdair MacConnachie, who thinks he ... Read More

TWiM 34: Doing the DISCO with Emiliania



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Read More

New Disinfection Technique Could Revolutionize Hospital Room Cleaning

A Queen's University infectious disease expert has collaborated in the development of a disinfection system that may change the way hospital rooms all over the world are cleaned as well as stop bed bug outbreaks in hotels and apartments.

"This is the future, because many hospital deaths are p... Read More

TWiM 35: Ohne hauch



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Read More

Norovirus Vaccine Provides Significant Protection

A study involving 84 volunteers showed that an experimental norovirus vaccine provided considerable protection against infection and symptoms of gastroenteritis, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine reported in NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine). The authors added that theirs is the f... Read More

Life on Mars - Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (video)

This video examines how the discovery and examination of microbes in meteorites suggests that the planet Mars could have supported life in the same way as Earth. Read More

TWiV 186 Letters

Kurt writes:


Dear Vincent,


Sorry I missed your visit to NU- my teaching duties in Evanston prevented it!


Several of my students attended both and had good reports all around. Your work on ISGs sounds like it is coming along well.


I just today l... Read More

Microbial Diversity ID’d in Gut of Low Birth Weight Infants

The gut-associated microbiome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants has microbial diversity and includes fungal species, bacteria, molds, viruses, parasitic organisms, and roundworms, according to a study published online Dec. 8 in PLoS One.

Mariam S. LaTuga, M.D., from the Duke Univer... Read More

Turning bacteria's shield into a weapon against it

Scientists in Germany have synthesised the core part of a sugar compound produced by the pathogenic bacteria responsible for meningitis - Neisseria meningitides - which could be used in a vaccine for meningococcal diseases, in particular meningitis B.

Pathogenic bacteria produce a polysaccha... Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 96




Campylobacter es uno de los patogenos entericos de mayor importancia en el mundo entero, y como tal, es discutido en el programa de hoy de la Radio El Mundo de los Microbios.


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Better prepared for an E. coli outbreak

New methods speed up the process of identifying the subgroup of E. coli bacteria responsible for an outbreak of illness. At the same time, Norwegian researchers are on the trail of a disinfectant that will inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in food.

Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli) ... Read More

TWiM #21: Symbiotic margheritas



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Elio Schaechter.


On episode #21 of the podcast This Week... Read More

TWiM #26: Suum cuique



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Read More

Vaccine may prevent cruise ship virus


Researchers are working on a vaccine that might one day prevent norovirus, which has made many cruise ship passengers in the United States ill.

"It is possible to prevent infection and illness with a vaccine for norovirus," said Dr. Robert Atmar, a professor of medicine and molecular virolo... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 84 - Latent Loops Limit Lupus

This episode: A viral infection in mice seems to protect against lupus!





Do... Read More

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