This episode: Engineered phages can both kill bacteria and disrupt their communications!
(14.8 MB, 16.2 minutes)
The TWiP trifecta solves the case of the Woman from Bolivia with Belly Pain, and discuss a method for population modification of malaria mosquitoes using a Cas9-mediated driver gene.
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Vincent and Elio marvel in the finding that a phage tail-like struc... Read More
The TWiPtastic trio solves the case of the Surfer from Switzerland, and reveal how taste-chemosensory tuft cells in the gut regulate immune responses to parasites.
I just went to my semi-annual dental appointment and I thought of a potentially interesting oral health monitor - the plaque biofilm that they scrape off your teeth during the cleaning. Brush immediately before the cleaning ... Read More
The microbiome of hibernating bears, and zebrafish as a model for bacterial sepsis feature in this animal-centric episode of TWiM hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.
Image: Bright-field (top) and fluorescent (bottom) images of zebrafish embryos infected with E. coli strain F11. E... Read More
Here's my summary of ASM2015, an exciting weekend full of science.
(11.5 MB, 12.5 minutes)
This episode: Some bacteria seem to cause slime mold amoebas to carry around other bacteria for food!
(12.4 MB, 13.5 minutes)
This episode: Cable bacteria and algae set up electric grid in sediments!
(6 MB, 6.5 minutes)
This episode: A conversation with Cat Adams about how fungi help plants clean up toxic zinc nanoparticles in soil!
(14.6 MB, 16 minutes)
Thank you for all you do, guys.
Steve writes... Read More
This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills!
(9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)
The TWiP triumvirate solves the case of the Missionary in Kenya, and review the finding of a soldier caste in flatworms that parasitize snails.
Are you an early career scientist who is interested in public outreach? Do you want to share your love of microbiology with the world? Consider applying to the American Society for Microbiology’s Headquarter Communications Fellowship. This 6-month fellowship in Wash... Read More
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Ileana Cristea
Vincent meets up with Ileana at Princeton University to talk abou... Read More