This episode: Bacteria living in plants seem to be contributing to plants' nutrition, possibly reducing the need for fertilizer!
(17.5 MB, 19.15 minutes)
This episode: Programming bacteria to sense and keep genomic records of environmental inputs!
(15.9 MB, 17.4 minutes)
This episode: Features of the microbial communities of people's bodies could be used to identify individuals!
(11.3 MB, 12.3 minutes)
This episode: Fungi can act like sticky nets to help harvest algae for biofuels!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
La Microbiología en España, la metagenómica y patógenos emergentes, son tres temas a ser discutidos hoy en La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios. Este episodio es una grabación hecha durante la Conferencia General de la Sociedad Americana para la Microbiología en Nueva Orleans, Louisiana e... Read More
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
Many institutions, such as my own, only have one microbiology course. In this second "Mu-Tube" video, I ask my current junior and senior Microbiology students what *they* think first year students ought to know about #MattersMicrobial. I think their opinions are interesting, and will inform my... Read More
This episode: Engineered phages can both kill bacteria and disrupt their communications!
(14.8 MB, 16.2 minutes)
Dear TWIP Trifecta,
How are you? It is lovely here in lower Manhattan, 82 F / 27 C with blue skies and not much in the way of humidity to make things wilt.
Since you are all going on the road, I’ll be on the edge of my seat waiting t... Read More
One of the first challenges is in properly diagnosing Zika infection. Diagnosis is challenging for several reasons: first, many infected individuals don’t suffer severe symptoms. Those that do have relatively non-specific symptoms of low-grade fever, headaches, and muscle soreness that are somet... Read More
This episode: Bacterial ghosts could make good vaccines for different things!
(9.8 MB, 10.7 minutes)
Did you see this paper in PLoS Computational Biology? It's mind-blowing. U. Maryland researchers found evidence for Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas nucleic acid integrated into human chromosomes and mitochondria, po... Read More
Dear Vincent, Dickson and Daniel,
Here's my summary of ASM2015, an exciting weekend full of science.
(11.5 MB, 12.5 minutes)