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Thursday, 23 March 2017 17:04

Neanderthal Dentistry - TWiM 148

Vincent, Elio, and Michael reveal what Neanderthals ate from analysis of DNA in their teeth, and new CRISPR-Cas systems found in the genomes of uncultured microbes.

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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.

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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.

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We now know that antibacterial soaps do not protect from preventable illness better than regular soap, but beyond that, some of these products are even shown to have deleterious long-term effects.

Published in Microbial Sciences

By Amy Kullas | There have been many important contributions by females across the diverse scientific fields. Those listed below are a handful of the women who have made major contributions to the microbial sciences.

Published in Microbial Sciences
Thursday, 09 February 2017 18:48

Anything but academic - TWiM 145

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.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 19:59

Did eukaryotes invent anything? - TWiM 144

How changes in domestic laundering affect the removal of microorganisms, and assembly of a nucleus-like structure during viral replication in bacteria.

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Still looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Try drawing inspiration from some of the super-resolution microscopy work of 2016.

Published in Microbial Sciences
Thursday, 29 December 2016 13:01

A membrane-thickness caliper - TWiM 142

A story about the lack of resistance to a crop antifungal compound, and how a bacterium uses a molecular caliper to measure membrane thickness.

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Friday, 16 December 2016 14:08

The Natural History of Cheese Mites

Some of the most delicious aged cheeses are the natural habitat of tiny arachnids that make a living foraging for fungi within the rind.

Published in Microbial Sciences
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