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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.

Friday, 05 June 2015 16:15

TWiM #105: Real bugs with legs

Written by

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson.  

The TWiM team reviews the microbiological safety of herbs in the United Kingdom, and how a peptide from the milkweed bug binds the ribosome and inhibits bacterial protein synthesis.Large milkweed bug

 

Right click to download TWiM#105 (42 MB .mp3, 58 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.

    Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:09

    TWiM #104: Feed me polyamines, biofilm

    Written by

    Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson.  

    The TWiM team discusses how measles vaccination protects against other infectious diseases, and links between bacterial biofilms and colon cancer.

     

    Right click to download TWiM#104 (46 MB .mp3, 64 minutes).

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    Sponsors for this episode: SciMedSolutionsICAAC-ICC

      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.

      Thursday, 07 May 2015 22:39

      TWiM #103: The battle for iron

      Written by

      Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson.  

      The TWiM team is amazed by the ocelloid, and an evolutionary battle for iron between mammalian transferrin and bacterial transferrin-binding protein.

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      Right click to download TWiM#103 (48 MB .mp3, 65 minutes).

      Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunes, Stitcher, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app.

      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.

       

      Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson. 

      The TWiM team discusses evidence that serotonin synthesis is regulated by spore-forming members of the gut microbiota.

       

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      Right click to download TWiM#102 (42 MB .mp3, 58 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.

       

      Wednesday, 01 April 2015 18:56

      TWiM #101: The MRSA in your home

      Written by

      Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson. 

      The TWiMers discuss how aroma helps disperse yeast cells on insect vectors, and evidence that MRSA is transmitted within households.fx1

       

      Right click to download TWiM#101 (54 MB .mp3, 74 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.

       

      Wednesday, 18 March 2015 19:49

      TWiM #100: Omnis cellula e cellula

      Written by

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

      The TWiM team celebrates 100 episodes with a Talmudic question, and discussion of how a single mutation alters bacterial host tropism.6a00d8341c

       

      Right click to download TWiM#100 (37 MB .mp3, 51 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.

      Wednesday, 04 March 2015 13:16

      TWiM #99: Careers in Biodefense

      Written by

      Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

      Guests: Maria Julia Marinissen, Edward H. You, and David R. Howell

      Vincent meets up with Maria, Edward, and David at the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Infections Research meeting to talk about alternative careers for scientists.

      Right click to download TWiM#99 (45 MB .mp3, 62 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, 18 February 2015 18:36

      TWiM #98: Bacteria and eukaryotes get horizontal

      Written by

      Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson. 

      The TWiM crew ponders the question of how a bacterium finds its middle when dividing, then divulge the transfer of interbacterial antagonism genes to eukaryotes, where they may function in innate defense.Adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis

       

      Right click to download TWiM#98 (41 MB .mp3, 59 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.

       

      Wednesday, 04 February 2015 19:00

      TWiM #97: There's gold in them hills

      Written by

      Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson.

      The TWiM team reveal how bacteria in a shipworm’s gills help digest wood in the gut, and an approach that identifies a new antibiotic from the soil. Structure of Teixobactin

       

      Right click to download TWiM#97 (54 MB .mp3, 74 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.

       

      Wednesday, 21 January 2015 17:13

      TWiM #96: A lean, mean sequencing machine

      Written by

      Hosts: Vincent Racaniello

      Special guest: Rob Knight

      Vincent meets up with Rob Knight to talk about the technology that has fueled his drive to sequence the Earth and its inhabitants.

       

      Right click to download TWiM#96 (40 MB .mp3, 55 minutes).

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      Links for this episode
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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.

       

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