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This Week in Microbiology

As a science Professor at Columbia University, Racaniello has spent his academic career directing a research laboratory focused on viruses. His enthusiasm for teaching inspired him to reach beyond the classroom using new media. TWiM is for everyone who wants to learn about the science of microbiology in a casual way.

While there are no exams or pop quizzes, TWiM does encourage interaction with the audience via comments on specific episodes (below), vial email and voicemail at 908-312-0760. Listeners can also use MicrobeWorld to suggest topics for the show by submitting articles or papers to the site and tagging them with "TWiM". Each week Racaniello will view the tagged content and select items for discussion.

TWiM co-hosts include Elio SchaechterMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson.

Music used on TWiM is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 10:46

TWiM #31: Screen door on a submarine

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Jo Handelsman, and Michael Schmidt.

Vincent, Jo, and Michael discuss an archetypal protein transport system in bacterial outer membranes, and evidence that gut microbial enterotypes might not fall into defined groups.

Right click to download TWiM #31 (55 MB, .mp3, 75 minutes).

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Links for this episode:tam

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt.

On episode #30 of the podcast, Vincent, Elio, and Michael review how a toxin from Burkholderia pseudomallei inhibits protein synthesis, and the role of the gut microbiome in modulating insulin resistance in mice lacking an innate immune sensor.

Burkholderia pseudomalleiRight click to download TWiM #30 (50 MB, .mp3, 70 minutes).

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Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:56

TWiM #29: Death and an iron-loaded spike

Written by

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Stanley Maloy.

On episode #29 of the podcast, Vincent and Stanley review how a phage pierces the cell membrane with an iron-loaded spike, and two programmed cell death systems in E. coli.phage spike

Right click to download TWiM #29 (46 MB, .mp3, 63 minutes).

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Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 15:31

TWiM #28: Not unorganized bags of enzymes

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt.

On episode #28 of the podcast, Vincent, Michael, and Elio review how competition within a host drives virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae, and the expanding universe of the bacterial cytoskeleton.

Right click to download TWiM #28 (53.5 MB, .mp3, 77 minutes).

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:09

TWiM #27: An inflamed gut is good for Salmonella

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt.

On episode #27 of the podcast, Vincent, Elio, and Michael review how inflammation allows Salmonella to compete with fermenting gut microbes, and a riboswitch in bacterial and Archeal species that is triggered by fluoride.

Right click to download TWiM #27 (52 MB, .mp3, 75 minutes).

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Listener pick of the week:

Trudy - The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

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Wednesday, 08 February 2012 15:36

TWiM #26: Suum cuique

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt.

On episode #26 of the podcast, Vincent, Elio, and Michael discuss the finding of Sutterella species in the gut of autistic children, and methods for cultivating oral bacteria.minitrap

Right click to download TWiM #26 (54 MB, .mp3, 75 minutes).

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter.

On episode #25 of the podcast, Vincent, Elio, and Michael review bacteria that use the earth’s magnetic field for navigation, and identification of totally drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis.break_magnet

Right click to download TWiM #25 (53 MB, .mp3, 77 minutes).

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012 12:36

TWiM #24: This year in microbiology

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Cliff Mintz.

On episode #24 of the podcast, Vincent, Michael, and Cliff review ten compelling microbiology stories from 2011.

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Ten Microbiology stories from 2011:

  1. Bean sprouts and E. coli O104H4 (TWiM 9, 20)

  2. H. pylori and asthma (TWiM 11)

  3. Airborne H5N1 influenza (TWiV 159)

  4. The microbiome (TWiM 2, 15, 19)

  5. Synthetic biology (TWiM 12)

  6. Probiotics (TWiM 24)

  7. Symbiosis (TWiM 8, 10, 17, 21)

  8. Turning E. coli into a pathogen (TWiM 18)

  9. Mammalian endothermy restricts fungi (TWiM 16)

  10. Microbiology 911 (TWiM 22)

Right click to download TWiM #24 (57.5 MB, .mp3, 79 minutes).

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Jo Handlesman, and Elio Schaechter.

On episode #23 of the podcast, Vincent, Jo, Elio, and Michael explain how a swarming bacterium helps disperse a non-motile fungus, and bacterial antibiotic tolerance mediated by hydrogen sulfide and starvation responses.transport

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Right click to download TWiM #23 (52.5 MB, .mp3, 76 minutes).

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 13:27

TWiM #22: Microbiology 911

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Al Sacchetti.

On episode #22 of the podcast This Week in MicrobiologyVincent and Michael speak with Alfred Sacchetti, MD, Chief of Emergency Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, about microbial infections encountered in the emergency room.sacchetti

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Right click to download TWiM #22 (48 MB, .mp3, 98 minutes).

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Links for this episode:

Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twim@twiv.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twim.

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