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Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:24

TWiM 158 Letters

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Gavin writes:

Dear TWIM,

In episode #157 on Moonmilk there was some discussion about its medicinal properties. Calcium Carbonate is the active ingredient in Tums! In addition, Elio may find it interesting that CaCO3 is a very popular additive in the cultivation of fungi. Amateur mushroom growers often add ground up oyster shells to improve growth...

Thursday, 27 July 2017 18:17

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Ana writes: (the winner of the book)

I love symbionts!

Hello fellow symbiophiles!

It has been a long time since I first thought of writing to you to thank you for all the wonderful work you put into all the TWiX podcasts. Today, the inducement of the Microbe book give-away finally moved this desire to the top of the (long) to do list.

I first started listening to TWiV to get up-to-date with my virology, but quickly added TWiM, TWiP and, more recently, TWiEvo to my favourite podcasts list. Just before starting this e-mail I was looking at the list of shows in the website and I am now tempted to add all the remaining ones to my subscription list - I need longer days, please!! ...

Thursday, 13 July 2017 15:07

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Hope writes:


My name is Hope, and I'm a rising high school senior from Maine. I absolutely love listening to TWiM and learning what I can from it. I listen to your podcasts every night when I go to bed (although it bores my 12-year-old sister to tears). When I graduate high school, I would like to pursue a degree in Molecular/Cellular Biology, and TWiM has played a large role in encouraging that interest of mine. Thank you for all that you do!

Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:26

TWiM 152 Letters

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James writes:


Episode 150 was the best episode I've heard so far (Having listened for a couple of years now I guess).  I absolutely loved hearing about science jobs and the intersection of pure science, medicine and patients.  I will add, that is my fav part of TWIP too.  Just awesome.

I have written before, but this episode really hit me.  As a displaced and more or less retired Pharma rep with a double major in Biology and Chemistry I am actually going to look in to the possibility of a career change to medical laboratory technologist. It might be too late for me at 52 and being in a wheelchair but it is SO VERY interesting to me that I feel like I need to do my do-diligence to see if it might be a fit for me in some way...

Thursday, 04 May 2017 17:33

TWiM 151 Letters

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Tarwin writes:

Hi TWIMsters,

First, as always thanks for all your work.

Sorry if I'm pedantic in the following but I know you all like to be quite specific a lot of the time.

When listening to the episode Viral Arbitrium when talking about prions, I got a little confused with the discussion. This is probably simply that I lack understanding, but I still found it confusing.

The beginning of the confusion was when talking about the "central dogma" and it was saying that this break it. This was corrected but was the start of confusing things...

Thursday, 23 March 2017 18:01

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Sol writes:

Oh I hope I win!

I love your podcast...

I listen to all these kind of science podcasts.

Like are we there yet? Planetary radio, star talk, science Friday, etc


Dale writes:

Hi TWIM Team

I am a graduate student of medical microbiology in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

At the moment I study antimicrobial resistance in hospital acquired infections...

Thursday, 09 March 2017 19:05

TWiM 147 Letters

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Kala writes:

Dear Micro Crew,

Hello from frozen Ireland, it's 5 degrees Celsius but feels like -2, cloudy and generally miserable haha

I was wondering if you could give me some advice as I am stuck between a microbe and a hard place!

I have a BSc in Microbiology and 2 years experience working in a diagnostics lab, but I want go back to academia.

Microbiology is my passion and my lifetime love and I couldn't imagine being in any other profession. I have been toying with the idea of doing a masters in either marine microbiology or just straight marine biology. I have read up on both but I can't seem to decide which one would be better career wise...

Thursday, 23 February 2017 14:44

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Jonathan writes:

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..

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 19:50

TWiM 144 Letters

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Kayla writes:

Hey there TWIM team

I am a Veterinary Microbiologist in Cork in Ireland!

Long time listener of all the TWIX series and I love everyone of them.

I work in a diagnostic lab in cork and the only thing that gets me through the day is your podcasts and buckets of tea.

Thanks for the wonderful podcasts :)

Kayla ...

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:05

TWiM 143 Letters

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Letters read on This Week in Microbiology, episode 143.

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