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TWiP 39: I encyst, said the amoeba



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson review the biology an... 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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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

TWiP 40: Doctor, there's a worm in my eye!



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson discuss loaiasis caus... Read More

TWiM #31: Screen door on a submarine



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Jo Handelsman Read More

TWiM #38: The sound of whooping cough



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TWiP 41: Flying and crawling beasts



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson review medi... Read More

TWiP 34: Up against the Wolbachia



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson discuss control of ma... Read More

TWiM #29: Death and an iron-loaded spike



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Stanley Maloy. Read More

Anne K. Jones - Cyanobacteria's Potential as a Fuel Product (MWV59)

In episode 59 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada on February 17, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy ... 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

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

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

TWiM #25: Magnetotactic bacteria and totally drug resistant TB



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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

TWiP 29: Neglected tropical diseases with Peter Hotez



Vincent and Dickson converse with Peter Hotez about global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical diseases.


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TWiP 43: Two remarkable host-parasite conflicts



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier


Vincent and Dickson review how ... Read More

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

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