Thursday, 01 November 2018 13:18

Turducken antibiotics - TWiM 188

How to modify gram-positive antibiotics so they can kill gram-negative cells, and bacteria that have both DNA and RNA in their genome.

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

Phage therapy can work very well when combined with an effective immune response from the host!

Published in Bacteriofiles

Culture-independent discovery of malacidin antibiotics, and unfolding of relaxase during bacterial conjugation.

Published in TWiM
Monday, 28 August 2017 15:55

Siderophores: A treatment target?

Siderophores are essential for bacterial pathogenesis—does that make them a weakness for researchers to exploit?

Published in Microbial Sciences

The arrival in the US of plasmid-mediated resistance to colistin antibiotics, a last line of defense against many gram-negative bacilli, and a quorum sensing system in a eukaryote are topics of this episode hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.

Published in TWiM
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 18:23

Missing Microbes with Dr. Martin Blaser

Dr. Blaser speaks about his book "Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues."

Published in Microbes After Hours

Recent success in joining the 30S and 50S bacterial ribosomal subunits into a single, functioning entity and the implications of that work in terms of making specialized proteins and for studying antibiotics that target the ribosome.

Published in Microbe Magazine
Antibiotic stewardship programs, which promote the appropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals and other healthcare centers, can not only lead to reduction in antibiotic use with no adverse effects but can also lead to significant savings, over $600,000 annually in the case of one New York Hospital. Participants will discuss case studies of two such programs.
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