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Friday, 05 October 2018 13:58

TWiM 186 Letters

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Adam writes:

Hi everyone,

In twim 182 it was stated that Maldi-tof id requires an isolated colony.

This is not technically true,  there are special techniques that can id from blood culture without a colony, and databases are being developed to id multiple organisms if present..

Thursday, 23 August 2018 13:54

TWiM 183 Letters

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Steve writes:

Hi TWiMpeeps,

We really can't win, where microbes are concerned: People are now dying from microbes splashed up from sinks due to increased attention to hand washing!...

Thursday, 09 August 2018 16:39

TWiM 182 Letters

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Brian writes:

Dear Vincent and the rest of the TWiX crew,

Thank you so much for the TWiX podcasts. Although I'm a science dilettante, you make the materials clear enough that I can understand much of the discussions...

Friday, 29 June 2018 01:49

TWiM 179 Letters

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Kevin writes:

Dear TWiM team:

Everytime I make bread I read the warning at the top of the flour bag that says, "flour is RAW, always cook before sampling...." This prompts my correspondence....

Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:15

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Amir writes:

Hey guys, hello from sunny Israel (83F, perfect beach weather)
Thanks a lot for the podcasts, I'm really enjoying them.
I'm hearing a lot recently about the E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce , and was wondering...
Do you know how do they trace the source and the specific bacteria?

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 14:59

TWiM 175 Letters

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Dallas writes:

In your discussions about the chemosynthetic bacteria, you mentioned metabolism of H2, CO, and methane.

In terms of energy available, methane has both the highest concentration, up around 1.7 ppmv vs. 0.5 for H2 and 0.1 for CO...

Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:09

TWiM 174 Letters

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8 Nadia writes: - book giveaway winner

Dear TWIMers,

I am writing to win the book contest. When I heard you were giving away a book I was excited...and then I heard you were giving away a book about Clinical Laboratory Managment (my chosen career path) and I was ecstatic. Could you imagine the emotion I will feel if I win the book?

Friday, 30 March 2018 03:00

TWiM 173 Letters

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Bill writes:

In your excellent recent podcast about finding new calcium-dependent natural antibiotics in soil samples, Vincent, you mentioned that your wife used to collect samples when you were traveling...

Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:15

TWiM 172 Letters

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Shishir writes:

Hi to all the TWIM presenters.

I enjoy the twim immensely and use the information in my teaching activities.

The discussion on  food washing was interesting as were other topics. This reminded me of one of our studies on coriander (cilantro) where we detected Salmonella and Shigella in unwashed specimens. The paper is under publication in BMC Research notes, soon to see the daylight.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 13:35

TWiM 171 Letters

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Harry writes:

Dear TWIMers,

I hope my entry for the book is not too late.  I enjoyed Dickson on TWIM, and look forward to more cross pollination of the TWIX hosts for their insights...

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