Vincent, Elio, and Michael reveal what Neanderthals ate from analysis of DNA in their teeth, and new CRISPR-Cas systems found in the genomes of uncultured microbes.
Oh I hope I win!
Hi TWIM Team
We would like to know the experience when you work with your proteins (recombinant protein, native protein, lysate etc.), no matter it is success or failure. Did you get on well with the protein or still “fight” with it? Tell us your story. But, no, no, no, we don’t want to hear your presentatio... Read More
The lovely TWiV team explore evolution of our fecal virome, and the antiviral RNA interference response in the nematode C. elegans.
While detection and reaction to light sources is a well-known process in environmental organisms exposed to diurnal light cycling, light detection also affects the biological processes of human pathogens. The human pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii, a microbe associated with hospital-acquired inf... Read More
Here is my chance to chat a bit with some University of Puget Sound staff about the depth, breadth, and wonders of the microbial world. It's a podcast! Read More
Be honest – do the cases in the lefthand table make you break into hives? It’s not an uncommon response! S. aureus is a sneaky bacterium, throwing susceptibility curve-balls like those to the left on a regular basis. Not to mention the non-aureus staphylococci, which we are now routinely identif... Read More
This episode: An interview with Dr. Nathan Cude, team leader at Novozymes BioAg Alliance, working on finding and bringing to market soil microbes that can help crops grow!
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The TWiVites discuss Zika virus seroprevalence in wild monkeys, Zika virus mRNA vaccines, and a gamete fusion protein inherited from viruses.
The TWiM hosts reveal why phosphorus is essential for fungal brain disease, and how bacteria kill local competitors to favor the evolution of public goods cooperation.
Dear Micro Crew,
Hello from frozen Ireland, it's 5 degrees Celsius but feels like -2, cloudy and generally miserable haha
I was wondering if you could give me some advice as I am stuck between a micr... Read More
In this blogpost, take a tour of some of the artwork that students in my classes have made. I believe that creative approaches can complement learning! Read More
This episode: Great apes' specific gut microbe communities have been with us for millions of years!
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The TWiVirions reveal bacteriophage genes that control eukaryotic reproduction, and the biochemical basis for increased Ebolavirus glycoprotein activity during the recent outbreak.
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An Applied and Environmental Microbiology study found ubiquitous contamination of chicken products in the United States with clinically relevant E. coli strains, which has implications for urinary tract infection transmission. A new book from ASM Press describes UTIs in detail, from virulence me... Read More
How can you pinpoint the related presentations and poster sessions among the amazing basic, applied, and clinical microbial science research represented at the conference? The Scientific Tracks at Microbe are designed to help organize the amazing science presented at the meeting. We spoke with t... Read More
This episode: Some bacterial species use multiple strategies within a single population to deal with environmental challenges!
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Lawarée E, Gillet S, Louis G, Tilqui... Read More
The TWiX cabal discuss sexual transmission of Zika virus in mice, and how immune escape enables herpes simplex virus escape from latency.
Vincent, Elio and Michael discuss the finding of a prion in bacteria, and how communication between bacteria guides the decision between lysis and lysogeny.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has no known single cause, and its growing incidence has led many researchers to study its influencing factors. While claims of vaccine relatedness are outright false, there are other variables that may contribute to a propensity toward ASD development, including e... Read More