Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt.
Vincent, Michele, and Michael reveal the discovery of a new species of the spirochaete that causes Lyme disease, and fecal microRNAs that shape the gut microbiome. Read More
This episode: Microbes in the human gut seem to prevent/inhibit cholera!
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Nanne Nanninga, Emeritus Professor of Molecular Cytology, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, authors a guest post on Small Things Considered that questions whether van Leeuwenhoek actually observed yeast cells in 1680.
"It is common knowledge tha... Read More
For those of you interested in keeping up with the emerging scientific literature of the H1N1-swine variant of influenza I would like to call your attention to the following site: PLoS Currents:Influenza. This resource contains a moderated collection of resources, scientific results and ideas ... Read More
Timothy Paustian, Faculty Associate in the Dept. of Bacteriology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been working on an online microbiology textbook entitled "Through the Microscope, A Look at all Things Small." According to Paustian's "textbook publishing manifesto," Through the Microscop... Read More
This episode: Features of the microbial communities of people's bodies could be used to identify individuals!
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Thank you for all you do, guys.
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This episode: Gut bacteria in Mojave desert woodrats help them detoxify and eat toxic creosote bushes!
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Welcome to the great state of Wisconsin! I hope you enjoy your stay. I suggest in your free time that you try some fresh cheese curds from a local creamer and maybe some fried ones too. I'm sure that those from the area can let you k... Read More
The TWiVites present an all-ebolavirus episode, tackling virology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention and cure that are in the pipeline.
In an ideal world, we would have time to read every great paper coming out in all the microbiology journals each month. Instead we have to focus our reading on the topics that directly impact our research. But reading papers from other fields can often help us to find new methods or generate id... Read More
This episode: Bacteria living in plants could help plants clean up cancer-causing pollutants!
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This episode: Bacteria living in plants seem to be contributing to plants' nutrition, possibly reducing the need for fertilizer!
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For fours years I have taught a virology course at Columbia University and have posted videos of each lecture on my website, virology.ws, and at iTunes University. Nearly 100,000 individuals have subscribed to my virology course at iTunes University. Now Columbia has signed an agreement with Cou... Read More
Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Mar... Read More
This episode: Reversing a metabolic pathway is very effective!