This episode: Evolving bacteria to use a synthetic base in its DNA!
This episode: Viruses can cause host cells to inhibit other viruses!
(8 MB, 8.75 minutes)
Vincent and Elio marvel in the finding that a phage tail-like struc... Read More
Global Handwashing Day starts October 15, 2009. This international awareness day is brought to you by the Academy for Educational Development, CDC, UNICEF and several other partners. The strategy for the United States is being led by the U.S. Coalition for Child Survival which is preparing a med... Read More
This episode: Making bioplastic with industrial exhaust gas!
Hello everyone, dear doctors Racaniello, Despommier, Alan Dove and Rich Condit,
I've been a devoted listener since April 2009. Like many others listeners then I quickly caught up with all previous episodes (I'll never forget that memorable one devoted ... Read More
Teleconference from CLSI and APHL. Each January, CLSI updates standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. It is important for clinical laboratories to incorporate the new recommendations into routine practice to optimize detection and reporting of antimicrobial resistance. In January 201... Read More
This episode: Gut bacteria seem to help ants with very restrictive diets flourish more!
(10.6 MB, 11.5 minutes)
A brief video history of Robert Koch, one of the founding fathers of Bacteriology and Microbiology who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his contributions and discoveries on Tuberculosis.
This episode: Attacking HIV using a related virus!
Vincent, Rich, and Kathy and their guests Clodagh and Ron recorded this episode at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado.
This episode: Engineering bacteria to convert cellulose directly into useful biofuels and chemicals can be tricky!
(13.9 MB, 15.2 minutes)
This episode: Algae may help clean up radioactive waste!
As the U.S. struggles with the after effects of the oil spill on tourism, animal health, and food safety due to the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, microbiologists are stuggling to determine the scope of damage to microbial diversity in the ocean water and sediment.
The explos... Read More