This episode: Fruit flies have microbes that help them get more nutrition out of low-quality food!
(8.4 MB, 9.1 minutes)
This episode: Parasitoid wasps spread helpful bacterial symbionts between their whitefly prey!
(10.9 MB, 11.9 minutes)
The TWiV team reviews the discovery of old vials of smallpox virus at NIH, anthrax and influenza mishaps at CDC, the baby who was not cured of HIV, Cambridge Working Group, and sacking of NSABB members.
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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
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.
This episode: A conversation with Cat Adams about how fungi help plants clean up toxic zinc nanoparticles in soil!
(14.6 MB, 16 minutes)
This episode: Genes taken from bacteria may have been important for the evolution of distinct groups of archaea!
(7.4 MB, 8 minutes)
Hi Vincent and Dickson,
I enjoy TWIP, and often recommend it to my students. I'm a parasitologist, primarily a Leishmaniac, but I have learnt a lot from TWIP. I find it both more educational and entertaining than Car Talk.
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This episode: Non-pathogenic Clostridium difficile strains can protect hamsters against their disease-causing bacterial siblings!
(7 MB, 7.5 minutes)
When hamsters were colonized with toxin-free strains of C. difficile, they were better able to resist infection b... Read More
Host: Vincent Racaniello
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This episode: Bacteria are able to incorporate DNA from the environment into their genomes, even if it's thousands of years old!
(9.6 MB, 10.5 minutes)
Vincent, Alan, and Kathy continue their coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, with a discussion of case fatality ratio, reproductive index, a conspiracy theory, and spread of the virus to the United States.
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I listened to the latest TWIP this morning. Dickson mentioned the herbicide atrazine but thought it was a fungicide. It is actually a herbicide in the photosynthesis inhibitor class. Another bit of trivia about ag chemicals is that old chemicals like ... Read More
Tara Smith joins the TWiEBOVsters to discuss the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa, spread of the disease to and within the US, transmission of the virus, and much more.
Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Stijn Mertens.
Mertens, a graduate student working with Kevin Verstrepen at the University of Leuven in Belgium, talks with Jeff Fox about their efforts to develop new yeast strains for making lager beers—imparting novel flavor and aroma notes withou... Read More
This episode: Some bacteria seem to cause slime mold amoebas to carry around other bacteria for food!
(12.4 MB, 13.5 minutes)
Hi Dr.s R&D,
I thought you might be interested in this news article about aquaculture in Hong Kong. Perhaps it's time for another fish parasite episode? I love the podcast, keep up the great work.
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