Thursday, 09 March 2017 17:46

The Public Goods Dilemma - TWiM 147

Why phosphorus is essential for fungal brain disease, and how bacteria kill local competitors to favor the evolution of public goods cooperation.

Published in TWiM
Thursday, 23 February 2017 14:44

TWiM 146 Letters

Jonathan writes:

Hello TWiM Team,

I'm sure it's a long shot but here's hoping for #12!

I was catching up on a SciFri podcast recently and came across this story and just had to share it with you all.  (Dr. Racaniello, I think Dixon would also appreciate this but I'll leaving sharing it to your discretion.)

SciFri: Scientific Simplicity by Design..

Published in Letters
Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:27

Viral arbitrium - TWiM 146

Vincent, Elio and Michael discuss the finding of a prion in bacteria, and how communication between bacteria guides the decision between lysis and lysogeny.

Published in TWiM
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:06

TWiM Special: Q fever with Robert Heinzen

At the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton, Montana, Vincent speaks with Robert Heinzen about the work of his laboratory on Q fever and its causative microbe, Coxiella burneti.

Published in TWiM

Live from the BioThreats 2017 conference, Vincent meets up with Catharine Bosio, Michael Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal to talk about careers for scientists beyond academia.

Published in TWiM

A bacterium from a Colorado field site that grows on uranium, and copper resistance in the emerging pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii.

 

Published in ASM Podcasts
Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:55

The battle for oxygen - TWiM #137

Highlights of the Recent Advances in Microbial Control meeting in San Diego, and expansion of a gut pathogen by virulence factors that stimulate aerobic respiration.

Published in ASM Podcasts

This Week in Microbiology live 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.

From the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research meeting, Rebekah Kading and Wyndham Lathem talk about their work on Rift Valley Fever virus and other vector-borne pathogens, and the evolution and pathogenesis of Yersinia pestis, the agent of plague.

TWiM at ICAAC 2013. Guests discuss E. coli, one of the most commonly isolated organisms in the clinical microbiology laboratories, and rhinoviruses, agents of the common cold and lower respiratory tract disease.

Published in ICAAC in Denver 2013
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