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!
This episode: Parasitoid wasps spread helpful bacterial symbionts between their whitefly prey!
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The TWiMers get together at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston to speak with David and Vanessa to talk about their work on regulation of bacterial virulence in the gut by bacterial adrenergic sensors, and the physiological mechanisms that make us ill and that help us recover.
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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.
I am a big fan of TWIP. You do so many things right, that a little problem in your TWiP94 broadcast is not a big deal. As you may already know all three drugs in the Nutman et al. study are small molecules, not monoclonals, the... Read More
This episode: Attacking HIV using a related virus!
Dear Vincent and his fellow TWIMsters,
This episode: Some bacteria seem to cause slime mold amoebas to carry around other bacteria for food!
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Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways that the mycelium fungus can help save the world. Read More
I am International Outreach Coordinator of We The Microbiologist, a group to outreach the excellence and passion for Microbiology. I communicated Dr. Zakira Ahmad, for a formal interaction to discuss his excellence. I am glad beyond expectation that I had been called to his home with a warm welc... Read More
This episode: Algae may help clean up radioactive waste!
The TWiV team reviews the discovery of old vials of smallpox virus at NIH, anthrax and influenza mishaps at CDC, the baby who was not cured of HIV, Cambridge Working Group, and sacking of NSABB members.
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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
I recently returned from the ASM yearly general meeting in San Francisco. It happens to be 60 years, no less, since I attended my first such event, that one in Chicago. In those days, many members attended a giant banquet as part of the event, I well remember. As a poor graduate student, I could... Read More
Dr. Carl Winter, a food toxicologist at University of California, Davis, sings this parody of The Eagles' "Heartache Tonight." Read More
This episode: Genes taken from bacteria may have been important for the evolution of distinct groups of archaea!
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