Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:41

Indiana Quorum - TWiM #164

From Indiana University, Vincent speaks with Ankur, Julia, and Xindan about their careers and their work on horizontal gene transfer, quorum sensing, and chromosome organization in bacteria.

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:20

Saliva and sptR/S - TWiM 163

This episode is all about saliva: how certain bacteria survive in it, and how swallowing saliva might cause intestinal inflammation.

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A fungus destroying salamanders in Europe, and genes for flagella in intracellular bacteria.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 18:26

Eros, a bacterial aphrodisiac - TWiM 161

A discussion of Hurricane Harvey microbiology, and a bacterial enzyme that induces eukaryotic mating.

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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.

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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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Thursday, 27 July 2017 17:57

Back to the ancestor - TWiM 157

The role of bacteria in the genesis of moonmilk, and how ancient host proteins can be used to engineer resistance to virus infection.

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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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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 20:02

Wooden steps - TWiM 152

The bacteria that allow a giant shipworm to oxidize sulfur, and algae that live within salamander cells.

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