In recognition of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Robin Patel speaks with the TWiM team about directing a clinical bacteriology laboratory, and how an observation made by a laboratory technologist lead to the finding that Ureaplasma species can cause a system metabolic disturbance, hyperammonemia.
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.
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.
Why phosphorus is essential for fungal brain disease, and how bacteria kill local competitors to favor the evolution of public goods cooperation.
Hello TWiM Team,
I'm sure it's a long shot but here's hoping for #12!
I was catching up on a SciFri podcast recently and came across this story and just had to share it with you all. (Dr. Racaniello, I think Dixon would also appreciate this but I'll leaving sharing it to your discretion.)
SciFri: Scientific Simplicity by Design..
Vincent, Elio and Michael discuss the finding of a prion in bacteria, and how communication between bacteria guides the decision between lysis and lysogeny.
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.
Live from the BioThreats 2017 conference, Vincent meets up with Catharine Bosio, Michael Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal to talk about careers for scientists beyond academia.
A bacterium from a Colorado field site that grows on uranium, and copper resistance in the emerging pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii.