Peter Setlow, Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT, authors a guest post on Small Things Considered in which he ponders the reasons why silicon is present on some Bacillus spores and what could possibly be the b... Read More
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
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
This episode: Cable bacteria and algae set up electric grid in sediments!
(6 MB, 6.5 minutes)
This episode: Engineering bacteria to convert cellulose directly into useful biofuels and chemicals can be tricky!
(13.9 MB, 15.2 minutes)
The TWiP trifecta solves the case of the Woman from Bolivia with Belly Pain, and discuss a method for population modification of malaria mosquitoes using a Cas9-mediated driver gene.
Hosts: Read More
This episode: When digesting wood, shipworms outsource their microbial symbionts from gut to gills!
(9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes)
This episode: Gut bacteria seem to help ants with very restrictive diets flourish more!
(10.6 MB, 11.5 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria form electric nanowires!
This episode: Bacteria fight malaria in the bellies of mosquitoes!
Tom talks with Vincent about viral central nervous system infections of global importance, Ebola virus, and running the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor.
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
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
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
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Ileana Cristea
Vincent meets up with Ileana at Princeton University to talk abou... Read More
Dear Vincent, Dickson and Daniel,