This episode: Bacteria form electric nanowires!
This episode: Bacteria fight malaria in the bellies of mosquitoes!
Here's my summary of ASM2015, an exciting weekend full of science.
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This online “personality quiz” helps young learners understand the unconventional concept that most micro-organisms are beneficial; only a fraction are harmful. This activity matches the quiz-taker with the microbe that most closely reflects his or her personality. At the end of the quiz, studen... Read More
Vincent and Elio marvel in the finding that a phage tail-like struc... Read More
This episode: Cable bacteria and algae set up electric grid in sediments!
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Consider tomorrow’s teleconference (An Update on New Vaccine Recommendations) being held by the American Society for Microbiology and those scheduled over this summer to keep you current about developments in your field and to remain competitive in your industry. The personal knowledge and skil... Read More
The registration site for the 19th Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, June 14-17, 2012, at the San Mateo Marriott in San Mateo, California, is now open. Register early and save $100 - discounted registration deadline is March 16.
Now in its ninteenth year, ASMCUE gathers over ... Read More
Fall is on the horizon, bringing with it freshly-sharpened pencils, vibrantly-colored leaves, and of course - the annual influenza season. In this video you will learn about the microbiology of this fascinating virus and why vaccination not only protects ourselves but higher-risk individuals all... Read More
From time to time, we dip into the microbiology blog by César Sánchez, Twisted Bacteria, and, with his permission, "borrow" a post such as this one about pneumonia and pneumococci, fratricide at the cellular level, and a pretty protein. And there's a video too!
"A few days ago I w... Read More
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
This episode: Bacteria could help plants clean up heavy metal-contaminated soils!
Tom talks with Vincent about viral central nervous system infections of global importance, Ebola virus, and running the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor.
This episode: Some lichens can degrade environmental prions!
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
This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills!
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Dear Vincent, Dickson and Daniel,
This episode: Viruses can cause host cells to inhibit other viruses!
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This episode: Bacteria around rice roots help protect plants from arsenic toxicity!
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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