Friday, 08 September 2017 01:21

On the road to virus - TWiM 160

An update on Zika virus, and reveals a plasmid on the road to becoming a virus.

Published in TWiM
Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:46

The bottom line - TWiM 158

A report on prokaryotic viral DNA in mammalian brain, and how diarrhea is beneficial, by clearing enteric pathogens.

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The use of microbial genome mining to identify new drugs, and how a bacterial symbiont protects flies against parasitoid wasps.

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:00

Rigor, lotteries, and moonshots - TWiM 154

TWiM speaks with Arturo Casadevall about his thoughts on the pathogenic potential of a microbe, rigorous science, funding by lottery, and moonshot science.

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Friday, 14 April 2017 14:37

Haunts of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

Retrace the steps of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in his home city of Delft in the Netherlands, where microbiology began.

Published in Microbial Sciences
Thursday, 06 April 2017 15:11

You’re going to learn R - TWiM 149

TWiM speaks with Pat Schloss about assigning sequence data to operational taxonomic units, and his experience with mSphere Direct, a new way of submitting papers for publication.

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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
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