I'm back! This episode: Lichens, long known to be a partnership between fungi and algae, now discovered to have an important third member!
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In this post from my microbiology/education blog, I describe another "artistic" approach to learning introductory biology. Two fine #SciArt communicators, "The Amoeba Sisters," offered to judge some of the artwork my first year biology students created. Read More
On the eve of the March for Science, the TWiV team gathers at ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC with guests Stefano and Susie to talk about the state of science communication.
The HeLa cells derived from Henrietta Lacks have played a vital role in many scientific advances, including production of the polio vaccine. But the unethical manner in which they were collected raises questions on patients' rights, privacy, and other important issues - issues on which her famil... Read More
The role of clinical microbiology laboratories in antimicrobial stewardship is often under-rated. This needs to change. Where are the issues and what can be done about them?
On behalf of 5th Global Chemistry Congress 2017 organizing committee, invites analytical expertise, chemistry people in all fields, researchers, professors, scientific communities, delegates, students, business professionals and executives to attend the “5th Global Chemistry Congress” which is g... Read More
Collecting, transporting, and storing patient specimens plays a major role in infection diagnoses. ASM provides a number of resources regarding best practices and the latest research regarding specimen collection! Read More
Researchers report they have used the Pathogen Box to identify a novel, highly potent antifungal agent with activity against two of the most common fungal pathogens of humans. Read More
“As we experience unprecedented environmental impacts from climate change, microbes rapidly adapt to their surrounding conditions faster than other organisms. Because microbes control biogeochemical cycling of elements essential for life, this impacts every ecosystem on earth. In addition, these... Read More
The TWiVsters reveal new giant viruses that argue against a fourth domain of life, and discovery of viruses in the oceanic basement.
Bacteria of the microbiome are essential aspects of human health. The best example is in the human gut. Home to nearly three pounds of bacteria (with recent estimates at 3.8·1013 bacteria), our gut uses its microbiome to neutralize toxic byproducts of digestion, stimulate digestion, assist with ... Read More
At Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Vincent speaks with Susan, Colin, and Gary about the work of their laboratories on parvoviruses, influenza viruses, and coronaviruses that infect dogs, cats, horses and other mammals.
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Several recently published mBio studies describe new mechanisms of intrinsic antibiotic resistance. These mechanisms may themselves become therapeutic targets to broaden the application of currently available drugs. Read More
Simon Anthony has spent his scientific career studying viruses and their impact on health. In the United Kingdom, where he is from, he investigated viruses of agricultural significance. Then, at the San Diego Zoo, he focused on the microbes of wildlife. Currently, at Columbia University’s Mailma... Read More
Though it's been less covered by major news outlets, Zika is still an important research topic. Scientists are working hard to understand Zika virus biology, transmission, and treatment. We round up the latest research reports on this still-emerging disease. Read More
The TWiM team speaks with Pat Schloss about assigning sequence data to operational taxonomic units, and his experience with mSphere Direct, a new way of submitting papers for publication.
The TWiVome discuss the blood virome of 8,420 humans, and thoroughly geek out on a paper about the number of parental viruses in a plaque.
The esteemed TWiVumvirate reveal the discovery of a new negative stranded RNA virus of wasps that regulates longevity and sex ratio of its parasitoid host.
Vincent, Elio, and Michael reveal what Neanderthals ate from analysis of DNA in their teeth, and new CRISPR-Cas systems found in the genomes of uncultured microbes.