TWiM reveals that methane-producing bacteria might survive beneath the surface of Mars, and identification of a cytopathogenic toxin in a bacterium associated with preterm birth.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#220 (32 MB .mp3, 43 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv

The TWiM team discusses eradicating racism in academia and STEM, and a peptide from commensal bacteria that protects skin from damage caused by MRSA.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#219 (45 MB .mp3, 62 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv

The TWiM team explains how breathing can transmit SARS-CoV-2, and how lack of breathing leads to loss of mitochondria in a multicellular parasitic animal.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#218 (45 MB .mp3, 62 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv

The TWiM team explains an experimental vaccine to prevent E. coli urinary tract infections, and the remarkable three-way symbiosis of narnaviruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#217 (38 MB .mp3, 52 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv

The TWiM team discuses saliva as more sensitive for SARS-CoV-2 detection in COVID-19 patients than nasopharyngeal swab and how Mycobacterium tuberculosis sulfolipid-1 activates nociceptive neurons and induces cough.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#216 (47 MB .mp3, 64 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv

A ferret model for infection by SARS-CoV-2, and how Neolithization lead to emergence of a human bacterial pathogen.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#215 (41 MB .mp3, 57 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv

coronavirus

Vincent, Elio and Michael reveal the ASM COVID-19 summit, and how Salmonella injects a protein into the cell to drive suppression of the immune response.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#214 (45 MB .mp3, 61 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv

CoV_bank

Vincent, Elio and Michael discuss the stability of human coronaviruses on surfaces and in aerosols, and peptidoglycan production by a mosaic consisting of a bacterium within a bacterium within an insect.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#213 (44 MB .mp3, 61 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv

The TWiM team reviews the coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, and the finding that an IRF4 deficiency underlies Whipple’s disease.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#212 (57 MB .mp3, 78 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv

The Fellowship of the TWiM reveal that colorectal cancer-associated microbiota are associated with higher numbers of methylated genes in colonic mucosa, and identification of metabolites needed by the fire blight disease bacterium for virulence in apples.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM#211 (57 MB .mp3, 78 minutes)

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

Become a Patron of TWiM!

Links for this episode

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

Send your microbiology questions and comments to twim@microbe.tv