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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

The TWiMmers get cozy with symbionts: bacteria that allow a giant shipworm to oxidize sulfur, and algae that live within salamander cells.

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wine, beer, waterHosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, Michael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

The TWiMsters discuss potential new sources of antimicrobial compounds from unusual places: the skin of bats and the intestines of moths.

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Robin PatelHosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, Michael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

Guest: Robin Patel

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.

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Pat SchlossHosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, Michael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

Guest: Pat Schloss

The TWiM team 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.

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Homo_neanderthalensis_face_(University_of_Zurich)Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

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.

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ncomms14371-f1Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and  Michele Swanson

The TWiM hosts reveal why phosphorus is essential for fungal brain disease, and how bacteria kill local competitors to favor the evolution of public goods cooperation.

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lysis or lysogenyHosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Vincent, Elio and Michael discuss the finding of a prion in bacteria, and how communication between bacteria guides the decision between lysis and lysogeny.

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Robert HeinzenHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Robert Heinzen

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.

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Catharine Bosio, Michael J Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal

Vincent meets up with Katy Bosio, Michael Merchlinsky, and Shilpa Gadwal at the ASM Biothreats meeting to talk about careers for scientists outside of the ivory tower.

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Cell typesHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio SchaechterMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

The TWiMers discuss how changes in domestic laundering affect the removal of microorganisms, and assembly of a nucleus-like structure during viral replication in bacteria.

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