Dr. Ibrahim talks about why Mucormycosis cases are increasing, why there are not very many treatment options, what is the possibility of an immunotherapeutic to treat Mucor infections, and how looking at beautiful fungi under the microscope led him into the field of microbiology.

Published in microTalk
Sunday, 25 November 2018 15:08

Tiny Treasure Tunnels - BacterioFiles 363

Intricate networks of tunnels in garnet gemstones seem to have come from tunneling microorganisms!

Published in Bacteriofiles
Friday, 16 November 2018 01:29

Salmonella BonJovi - TWiM 189

The state of the world’s fungi as revealed by a report from the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, and how Salmonella loses motility to evade host defenses.

Published in TWiM
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:27

Confessions of a mycophobe

Mycology is a neglected field in microbiology and fungi are often overlooked or shunned in our everyday lives. But despite the contentious history of their classification, fungi have been adapted for many uses in industries including: medicine, textiles, construction and bioremediation.

Published in Microbial Sciences
Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:01

A Gathering Typhoid Storm - TWiM 174

Why untreatable typhoid fever might be on the way, and the evolution of fungal virulence in tropical frogs.

Published in TWiM

Dr. Jabra-Rizk talks about fungal-bacterial coinfections, the difficulty of effectively treating polymicrobial infections, and how she asked for her first microscope at the age of 13.

Published in microTalk
Thursday, 22 February 2018 13:39

If you give a bee a fungus - TWiM 171

A stingless bee that requires a fungal steroid to pupate, and colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria in patients with colorectal polyps.

Published in TWiM

Figuring out how mushrooms launch their spores out using a trick of water surface tension!

Published in Bacteriofiles

Fungal endophytes transferred from healthy adult plant leaf litter help baby cacao plants resist disease!

Published in Bacteriofiles

How do fungi interact with our gut microbiome? Advances in detection and characterization techniques are now allowing researchers to uncover the importance of the fungal members of the intestinal community

Published in Microbial Sciences
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