break_magnetHosts: 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.

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microbiomeHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Cliff Mintz

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

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)

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transportHosts: 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.

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Dr. SacchettiHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Al Sacchetti

On episode #22 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent 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.

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catenula

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Elio Schaechter

On episode #21 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent and Elio discuss an ancient symbiosis between Alphaproteobacteria and catenulid flatworms, and a toxin from Helicobacter pylori that engages the mitochondrial fission machinery to induce host cell death.

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proteus territories

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

On episode #20 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Michael, and Elio follow up on the outbreaks of E. coli in Germany and cholera in Haiti, then discuss genes that confer self-identity to Proteus mirabilis.

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Map of London in 1593

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael SchmidtElio Schaechter and Jo Handelsman

On episode #19 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Michael, Elio, and Jo discuss the genome sequence of Y. pestis from victims of the Black Death, and the effect of diet on gut microbial enterotypes.

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invasion

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael SchmidtStanley Maloy and Elio Schaechter

On episode #18 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Michael, Elio, and Stanley explain how to make the human intestinal commensal and benign laboratory bacterium Escherichia coli K-12 into an invasive organism, and the unearthing of century-old spores in New York City.

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planococcus_citriHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

On episode #17 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Michael and Elio focus on endosymbiosis: the rapid spread of Rickettsia in whitefiles, and a metabolic patchwork in nested symbionts of mealybugs.

 

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, Arturo Casadevall, Stuart Levy, and David Livermore

On episode #16 of the podcast This Week in MicrobiologyVincentMichael, Arturo, Stuart, and David converse about antimicrobial resistance and why most fungi do not cause disease at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).



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