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TWiV 193: Live at ASV in Madison

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Read More

TWiV 174 Letters

Mark writes:

Hi TWIVers,

I love your podcast! I am a postdoc in Joe DeRisi's lab at UCSF and I know that right now I am supposed to be aiming for a faculty job. But my real goal is to discover something cool enough to end up on TWIV.

A... Read More

More evidence for mild influenza H5N1 infections

Influenza H5N1 virus frightens many because of the widely quoted case fatality ratio of >50%, which is based on the number of deaths among the fewer than 600 cases confirmed by the World Health Organization. Such fear is misguided, because it is likely that the fatality ratio is far lower. For e... Read More

TWiP 37: Dracunculiasis

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson disc... Read More

TWiM #30: Unraveling melioidosis and insulin resistance

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Read More

ASM launches a new clinical microbiology portal

ASM has launched a new web portal, http://clinmicro.asm.org, a one-stop site with a variety of information needed for the day-to-day work of diagnostic microbiologists and immunologists.

The Clinical Microbiology portal brings together all of ASM’s clinical and external relevant content.

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An engineered doomsday

In a lead editorial the New York Times argues why the recent research on avian influenza H5N1 should not be published, and why it constitutes a threat to humanity. They get all of the facts wrong, and base their opinions on incorrect science. Among the problems: they flatly state that 600 humans... Read More

Origin of the H5N1 storm

I still wonder why the influenza virus H5N1 ferret transmission studies generated such fear and misunderstanding among the public, the press, and even some scientists. I still cannot fully explain what transpired, but now that the papers have been published some new clues have emerged. Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 79 - Stratospheric Strain's Super Sparks

This episode: Finding stratospheric electricity-producing microbes!

Downlo... Read More

Art & Science: The Normal Flora Project

Artist Anna Dumitriu's exhibition entitled The Normal Flora Project features live bacteria intertwined with articles of cloth, from a lab coat patterned with bacteria and mold to a dress patterned with pigments from environmental bacteria. Her site features many interesting projects that blur th... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 76 - Glacial Growth

This episode: Bacteria are active even encased in ice!

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The Microbiology of Beer - The “Microbes After Hours” series, 6-8 pm, Thursday, October 10, 2013

The master ingredient in beer is yeast – a microbe – and every step in the brewing process helps the yeast do its job better. Join us at the American Society of Microbiology to learn more about how microbes are selected, grown, and manipulated in modern breweries to develop a wide variety of ... Read More

TWiP 36: Trichuris and microbes plan a hatch

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dickson review how gut bacter... Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº253: El genoma de la bacteria que fermenta las aceitunas (Lactobacillus pentosus genome sequenced)

El podcast del Microbio Nº253 deals with the sequencing of a Lactobacillus pentosus strain responsible of Spanish‐Style Green Ol... Read More

TWiV 170 Letters

Jim writes:

Honored Profs:

May I suggest a pick-of-the-week podcast that captures the difficult aspects of creativity and research that may help students of your craft understand the 90% perspiration part of your work. A download link of,  Read More

TWiP 39 Letters

Rebecca writes:

Thanks for the podcast! I wanted to add a quick note about diagnosing trich: As a cytotechnologist, I diagnose trich on pap smears daily. I imagine this is how a lot of ladies find out they are infected.

Peter writes:

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TWiM #42: Staphylococcus, a three-star pathogen

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Joseph... Read More

TWiM #58: The brain microbiome?

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and  Read More

You and Your Ten Thousand Trillion Microbes

For every human cell in your body, there are hundreds or thousands of bacterial cells. So who is hosting whom? Even though our on-board microbial hordes—known also as our microbiome—sometimes threaten and deprive us of our health and our lives, they are central to our survival and our daily well... Read More

TWiM #47: Resistance on the surface

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and ... Read More

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