Friday, 19 October 2018 01:54

Rounding up the bees - TWiM 187

Phages must cooperate to overcome CRISPR-Cas defenses, and the effect of the herbicide glyphosate on the gut microbiome of honey bees. 

Published in TWiM
Friday, 05 October 2018 13:48

Crypto-metamorphosis - TWiM 186

The involvement of a microbiome in snail metamorphosis, and using Listeria to kill tumors.

Published in TWiM
Friday, 21 September 2018 17:16

There’s no moa Moa - TWiM 185

The increasing tolerance of Enterococcus to handwash alcohols, and how the study of DNA in ancient dung reveals the diet and parasite burden of extinct New Zealand birds.

Published in TWiM

How can the humble zebrafish teach us about the human microbiome? John Rawls discusses the benefits of using animal models

 

Recorded at ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, TWiM talks to Christina Kellogg talks about her career and her research on coral microbial ecology.

Published in TWiM
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:59

Ars longa, vita brevis - TWiP 153

The case of the Panamanian Farmer with Three Weeks of Diarrhea, and how microbes egested during bites of sand flies exacerbate the severity of leishmaniasis. 

Published in TWiP

Julie Pfeiffer tells the story of how she serendipitously found a role for the gut microbiota during polio virus infection, and how she and her lab discovered an important role for bacterial glycans in viral biology.

Microbiome-based technologies: how to measure and manipulate our microbial cohabiitants and use that information to inform health decisions.

Published in Microbial Sciences
Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:19

Elio has lots of colanic acid - TWiM 176

The passing of Stanley Falkow, give E. coli an archaeal membrane, and how the microbiome can make worms live longer.

Published in TWiM

While we don’t yet understand what makes a healthy microbiome, we know that certain interventions, such as antibiotic use and Cesarean sections, can change babies’ microbiomes, for better or for worse.  

Published in Microbial Sciences
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