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El Podcast del Microbio Nº 335 and 336: Bacterial Seppuku

El podcast del Microbio Nº 335 and 336 is dedicated to the description of deat-cell pathways in Escherichia coli bacteria. El podcast del Microbio Nº 335 y 336 están dedicados a la descripción de las r... Read More


Here is another great article, closing out "Fungi Week" on Elio Schaechter and Merry Youle's Small Things Considered blog.

"Huge amounts of money and effort are going into making automotive fuels using biological processes, but a fully satisfactory answer is not yet at hand. Well, fungi may c... Read More

TWiM 89 Letters

Peter writes:

Dear Michele,

Prof. Szybalski might have been referring to a truck with a wood gas generator

Apparently they are still in use north of the b... Read More

Futures in Biotech 56: RNA viruses and more

Vincent Racaniello, host of This Week in Virology, appears in the latest episode of Futures in Biotech with Marc Pelletier.

With a focus on RNA viruses, Vincent and and Marc are joined by Stanford University School of Medicine Professor Karla Kirkegaard and discuss where RNA viruses came from... Read More

Call for 2010 Research Mentors for the ASM Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Want to be a host mentor? Your influence can have a wonderful impact on a minority science student. The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) seeks partnership with research mentors at research intensive institutions to leverage support of the fellowship program. The research mentor must be an... Read More

El podcast del microbio Nº 222 y 223: Historia de Weber. (Weber's history)

El podcast del Microbio Nº 222 and 223 summarize two articles published in Medical Mycology about the finding of the ecolog... Read More

How to Catch a Cold - A 1951 Walt Disney/Kleenex Production

A rare educational Disney animated short film from 1951 with a character called Common Sense who warns about the dangers of the common cold. Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 85

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Los ciclos de vida de los hongos son bastante complejas, con algunos que tienen fases sexuales, otros asexuales, y otros, ambas; y para complicar las cosas, las fases pueden llevar nombres... Read More

First West Nile virus infections confirmed in humans in Greece

Between early July and 22 August 2010, 81 cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease were reported in the region of Central Macedonia, northern Greece. The median age of cases was 70 years. Encephalitis, meningoencephalitis or aseptic meningitis occurred mainly in patients aged 50 years or older. ... Read More

Helicobacter Pylori: Bacteria Cause Cancer.

Dr. Nina Salama, microbiologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Affiliate Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Washington discusses Helicobacter pylori, a bacterira that lives in the human stomach and causes chronic disease (peptic ulcer and gastric cancer).

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Archaea of Note

  • Lobus fulgidus is a sulfur-reducer that can sour oil wells.

  • Halobacteria are salt-loving microbes that give a pink tinge to salt water evaporation ponds, the Dead Sea and salted fish.

  • Pyrolobus fumarii led scientists to extend the upper te... Read More

Colony Collapse Disorder: A Descriptive Study

A recent study published earlier this week from Washington State University suggests Nosema ceranae, a unicellular parasite, and pesticides embedded in old honeycombs are two major contributors to the bee disease known as colony collapse disorder. Now, the first descriptive epizootiological surv... Read More

TWiV 325: Wildcats go viral

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Rollie Clem and Lorena Passarelli

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TWiV 270: Homeland virology

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Bioinformatics Insight (Video)

Introduction to bioinformatics with Dr. Steve Jones, Head, Bioinformatics, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency. Read More

El podcast del Microbio Nº 198. Día de la OMS (WHO day)

El podcast del Microbio Nº198: is dedicated to WHO day and the problem of antibiotic resistance. El podcast del Microbio Nº... Read More

TWiV 332: Vanderbilt virology

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Seth BordensteinJames Crowe... Read More

How We Tell The Good Bacteria From The Bad

Recently, Yale’s Richard Flavell led a team of researchers into the most talked about and yet one of the least understood of microbial environments—the human gut. Rather than present the usual metagenomic characterization of the microbial population, he teamed up with Jeff Gordon at Washington U... Read More

TWiM 86 Letters


Suzanne writes (re Aphids):

The best way to get rid of aphids in the garden (the ants in my yard love to herd them onto my okra) is a sharp stream of water from the hose. Aphids wash right off! They don't tend to come back right away, either.

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TWiV 334: In vino virus

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove Read More

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