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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Here's a nice historical video about Antonie van Leeuwenhoek from AJ Cann of the Microbiologybytes podcast at Microbiologybytes.wordpress.com. Read More

Custom Made Steam Collector Isolates Bacteria from Hydrothermal Vents

This video shows a demonstration of how to use a custom made steam collector designed to condense steam from geothermal vents (aka., fumaroles). This device was used used to collect samples of halophilic Archaea from fumaroles around the world, work which was published in:

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Bonnie Bassler: Discovering bacteria's amazing communication system

Bonnie Bassler, ASM President-elect, gave a rousting presentation on how bacteria communicate at TED that has Twitter and the rest of the online science-interested community buzzing. Read More

Scientists fight bluetongue by hunting midges

A good video on YouTube shows how UK scientists are combining ingenious ways to trap and monitor midges, one of the vectors of bluetongue virus, with cutting edge computer modeling and weather predictions. Read More

How to streak a plate

I found this video on YouTube of a teacher showing a class how to streak a plate. Thumbnail photo by musicalwds on Flickr. Read More

San Diego Science Festival - Dr. Stanley Maloy on Salmonella

Dr. Stanley Maloy discusses microbiology and Salmonella with the students of High Tech Middle in Pt. Loma during the San Diego Science Festival. Read More

Sweet Home Microbiology?!

Found this little southern rock classic reworked for the microbiology-minded via YouTube. It's pretty funny, if not outright ridiculous. Here are the lyrics: Big spores keep on drifting Carry me to my new hosts skin Contact airborne isolation Its time to infect someone again I know its a sin M... Read More

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Fungus Time-lapse Video

I have no idea why this video was posted to StupidVideos.com, but it is a fantastic time-lapse video of slime molds, stinkhorn mushrooms, and many more types. This is well worth viewing. Read More

Yellowstone Revealed (Part 2 of 2)

Walter Cronkite reviews the history of Yellowstone National Park, discusses the microbe that led to the Polymerase Chain Reaction technique used for fingerprinting DNA, and parallels Costa Rica to Yellowstone's hot springs as areas of important, but still largely unexplored, biodiversity. The... Read More

Yellowstone Revealed (Part 1 of 2)

Walter Cronkite describes the wonders of Yellowstone National Park, including the park's microbial world and how the extreme environment of the park's hot springs may serve as a model for the possibility life on other planets. The video podcast of Yellowstone Revealed is presented by the Amer... Read More

A New Age (Part 10 of 10)

Explore the future of microbes and how they can improve the quality of life on Earth through genetic engineering, bioremediation and electronics.


















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Resistance Fighters (Part 9 of 10)

As antibiotics lose their ability to control infectious diseases, scientists are busy looking for new, more effective drugs from the soil of a park in Vancouver to the radioactive environment of Chernobyl.


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Life in a Contaminated World (Part 8 of 10)

In underdeveloped countries, poor conditions increase the risk of disease and scarce medical resources make harder to treat disease properly. Witness how a strain of Hanta virus in Argentina evolves to pass between humans without an intermediate host.


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A Friendly Enemy (Part 7 of 10)

A look at the common food pathogen called Salmonella and how it spreads. And the hunt for the cause of English Sweating Sickness that once ravaged the English countryside in the 15th and 16th centuries.


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Dangerous Friends and Friendly Enemies (Part 6 of 10)

Dr. Stuart Levy and Dr. Fred Koster track a mystery killer from a Navajo community in New Mexico with help from Dr. C.J. Peters with the Centers for Disease Control.


















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Oceans of Microbes (Part 5 of 10)

Dr. Steven Giovannoni finds microbes in the most unusual places in the ocean and attempts to grow a mystery microbe in the lab.


















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The View from the Forest (Part 4 of 10)

Dr. Dan Janzen and Dr. Ignacio Chapela catalog both the larger and microbial life forms inside a single ecosystem in Costa Rica, finding that neither plants, animals, nor microbes would be able to exist without the others.


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Who We Are (Part 3 of 10)

Dr. Karen Nelson and Dr. Craig Venter map the genome of Thermatoga, the microbes Dr. Karl Stetter discovered in Episode 1 of this podcast, and find convincing evidence that Thermatoga's origins are very close to the beginning of life on Earth.


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Solving the Puzzle (Part 2 of 10)

A new understanding of life on Earth has forced us to redraw the tree of life. Dr. Carl Woese and Norman Pace describe the process and challenges of categorizing microbial life.


















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