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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

TWiV 161: Concerto in B



Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit... Read More

TWiV Live in Dublin (MWV58)

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TWiM #16: ICAAC Live



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Rapid, cheap HIV test finds success as first of its kind tested in the field

The first field trial for a “lab on a chip” accurately detected both HIV and syphilis among a Rwandan population, researchers reported Sunday.

Blood samples injected into the clear plastic, credit card-shaped device produced results within 20 minutes. This kind of test could offer a faster, c... Read More

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

TWiV 179: Was ist ein Virus?



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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

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 71 - Bright Bacteria Brave Biting

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





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Cantaloupe warning issued after Listeria outbreak

Health officials have issued a warning for cantaloupes from a revered melon-producing area of the U.S. state of Colorado amid a bacteria outbreak blamed for four deaths in the state and New Mexico, troubling farmers who depend on sales of the fruit.

The warning from the Centers for Disease Co... Read More

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

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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Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 92



El Dr. José Antonio Castillo, obtuvo su doctorado en la Universidad de Chile y luego realizo una estancia postdoctoral en el Departamento de Genética Molecular y Biología Celular, de la Universidad de Ch... Read More

When Good Bugs Go Bad: Microbiome Dynamics and Disease

The human microbiome consists of thousands of viral and microbial species which inhabit the human body and have co-evolved with us to protect against pathogens, regulate organ function and supply nutrients and other factors essential for health. When these members fall out of balance, it can le... Read More

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 78 - Proving Prions Provide Positives

This episode: Prions may actually help yeast populations survive!





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Mitochondria share an ancestor with SAR11, a globally significant marine microbe

A recent study by researchers at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and the Oregon State University provides strong evidence that mitochondria share a common evolutionary ancestor with a lineage of marine bacteria known as SAR11, arguably the most abundant group of microorganisms on Earth.

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