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TWiM #21: Symbiotic margheritas



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Elio Schaechter.


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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

TWiM #26: Suum cuique



Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Read More

Bacteria in the gut of autistic children different from non-autistic children

The underlying reason autism is often associated with gastrointestinal problems is an unknown, but new results to be published in the online journal mBio® on January 10 reveal that the guts of autistic children differ from other children in at least one important way: many children with autism h... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 84 - Latent Loops Limit Lupus

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





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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 87 - Fermenter Fixes Folate Faults

This episode: Probiotics could help prevent folate deficiency!





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TWiM 22 Letters

Jim writes:

I'm greatly concerned about the harmful effects of nanotechnology. I'm old, but have grand kids, who already have to live with all kinds of junk in the environment. I guess it's a topic that fits in the virology category, too, since are not nanotech-sized parti... Read More

The Role of Non-Food Animals in the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

On the issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and animals, the first thing that comes to mind is livestock and other farm-based animals that are regularly fed antibiotics as growth promoters, but they are not the only source of resistance. Participants discuss studies showing that non-farm anim... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 89 - Counting Cloud Communities

This episode: Sampling storm cloud microbial communities with hailstones!





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TWiV 179: Was ist ein Virus?



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Read More

TWiP 34 Letters

Raihan writes:


Hello Professors Racaniello and Despommier,


In TWIP #33, Dr Despommier said that certain parasites do not need receptors to enter cells, while Dr Racaniello then said that all viruses require a receptor for entry. I might be wro... Read More

TWiV 161 Letters

Ayesha writes:


Honourable TWIVnesses!


I heard this series and thought you might dig it for listener pick of the week: h... Read More

TWiV 190: The second ferret of the Apocalypse



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 71 - Bright Bacteria Brave Biting

This episode: Some ocean bacteria glow to attract those that eat them!





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TWiV 176 Letters

Richard writes:


Hi Vincent,


Just listened to this weeks twiv, and the q dot dyes you mentioned are also used in electronics. There they are used as a ultra precise phosphor. In that application blue light from LEDs can be re-emitted as red, an... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 78 - Proving Prions Provide Positives

This episode: Prions may actually help yeast populations survive!





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Introduction to microbiological culture media (video)

Introduction and uses of culture media for growing pathogenic bacteria and fungi
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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 70 - Microbes Make Multiple Magnets

This episode: Some bacteria have been discovered that construct multiple types of magnet in their cells!





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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 64 - Proving Probiotic Products

This episode: Probiotic yogurt doesn't seem to change microbial community much!




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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 77 - Bioluminescent Bifidus Binds Bumps

This episode: Using glowing bacteria to image tumors in the body!





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