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Insect wings shred bacteria to pieces

The veined wing of the clanger cicada kills bacteria solely through its physical structure — one of the first natural surfaces found to do so. An international team of biophysicists has now come up with a detailed model of how this defence works on the nanoscale. The results are published in the... Read More

How disinfectants kill bacteria and viruses

The Hygiene Council, an international initiative based out of the UK, has produced a short CGI/computer animation on how disinfectants kill bacteria and viruses. The animation is superb and in there is no corporate branding in the piece which makes it an excellent resource for young students.

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UCD Microbiology: Streaking

How to streak an agar plate. A how-to video produced by University College Dublin for National Digital Learning Resources, a service designed to support greater collaboration in developing and sharing of digital teaching resources and associated teaching experience across all subject disciplines... Read More

The Winged Scourge featuring the Seven Dwarfs

Here's a fine Walt Disney Production from 1943 about the Anopheles genus of mosquitos and how it transmits the Plasmodium parasite from human to human. Our heros in this "motion picture" are the seven dwarfs who use a variety of methods to eliminate the "winged scourge." One not-so-green method ... Read More

MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology.

On this episode, J... Read More

Md. cheese goes raw (Video)

A pilot program is allowing some Maryland creameries to manufacture and sell raw milk cheese. This video takes you to Chapel County Creamery to see the unpasteurized process first hand. Read More

3D cell culture set for space

Growing cells – in a laboratory in space or on earth – forms a fundamental basis of modern microbiology, supporting everything from culturing microbes to novel drug design and growing human tissues for use in research and development. The problem is that cells grown on a 2D Petri dish do not ... Read More

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Science/Art Project - In Living Color: Bacterial Pigments

A video created by students from Stanford University and a faculty member of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in support of their paper "In Living Color: Bacterial Pigments as an Untapped Resource in the Classroom and Beyond" published in PLoS Biology hopes to inspire others to exp... Read More

The Rise and Control of Gram-Negative Resistance #ICAAC (Video)

The launch of new antibiotics in the 1980s led many in the scientific field to believe that fight against bacteria had been won. Since then, at least one group of bacteria known as Gram-negatives (which includes pathogens responsible for hospital-acquired pneumonia and bloodstream infections as ... Read More

Scientists Use Bacteria to Power Simple Machines

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University, Evanston, have discovered that common bacteria can turn microgears when suspended in a solution, providing insights for design of bio-inspired dynamically adaptive materials for energy.
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Can we domesticate microbes?

Evolutionary biologist Paul Ewald discusses germs. Why are some more harmful than others? How could we make the harmful ones benign? Searching for answers, he examines diarrhea. Read More

Understanding Bacteria (1/5)

Part one of five from the Discovery Channel series 'Understanding Bacteria'. Look for appearances from American Society for Microbiology past-presidents Dr. Stanley Falkow and Dr. Abigail Salyers. Really a great documentary, very watchable and interesting.

You can watch the entire 52... Read More

Antibody Therapies for C. difficile

Clostridium difficile infection is an important cause of intestinal disease, primarily affecting hospitalized patients exposed to antibiotics. Infection has been associated with prolonged hospital stays and excess healthcare expenditures. In recent years, C. difficile infections have become more... Read More

MacArthur "Genius" Grant winner Bassler speaks bacteria language

Princeton microbiology professor Bonnie Bassler, 2002 MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, spoke to a crowd of faculty and students Tuesday at Smith.

Bassler's talk, titled "Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria," addressed t... Read More

Micro eGuide Video - Smear from Broth

The Micro eGuide present how to make a smear from broth. Read More

MWV Episode 87 - TWiV #291: Live from Colorado State University

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.

Hosts: ... Read More

ASM Live 2011: Using Whole Genome Sequencing and Social Network Analysis to Track Disease

Using a novel methodology combining whole genome DNA sequencing and social network analysis, public health officials are able to solve a tuberculosis outbreak that was an absolute mystery by traditional epidemiologic methods.

Jennifer Gardy, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control... Read More

HIV Replication Animation

Description of the process the HIV virus uses to penetrate CD4 cells. This is a great animation. Read More

TWiM #95: A microbe lover in San Diego

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.

Special guest: Stanley Maloy

Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... Read More

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