TWiM 131Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Michael Schmidt

Michael and Vincent present Spotlights, brief reviews of classic papers in the Journal of Bacteriology, and explain how a single bacterial species can reverse autism-like social deficits in the offspring of obese mice.

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt.

Guests: David S. Schneider and Vanessa Sperandio

The TWiMers get together at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston to speak with David and Vanessa to talk about their work on regulation of bacterial virulence in the gut by bacterial adrenergic sensors, and the physiological mechanisms that make us ill and that help us recover.

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TestHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

The arrival in the US of plasmid-mediated resistance to colistin antibiotics, a last line of defense against many gram-negative bacilli, and a quorum sensing system in a eukaryote are topics of this episode hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.

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profvrr in agarHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio SchaechterMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

A eukaryote without a mitochondrion, and using a phage enzyme to eliminate intracellular bacteria are two topics discussed by the TWiMers on this episode.

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snowblowerHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio SchaechterMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

The TWiM team explores microbes in snowblower vents on the ocean floor, and cleavage of antibody molecules by a Mycoplasma protease.

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zebrafishHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

The microbiome of hibernating bears, and zebrafish as a model for bacterial sepsis feature in this animal-centric episode of TWiM hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.

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Syn1.0Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

A deep sequencing study of commercially available probiotics, and design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome are the topics tackled by Vincent, Michael, and Michele on this episode of TWiM.

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Blastomyces dermatitidisHosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

Vincent, Michael, and Michele reveal how a fungal protease blunts the innate immune response and promotes pathogenicity.

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Microbial tradingHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Guest: Harris Wang

Harris joins Vincent, Elio, and Michael to describe multiplex automated genome engineering, a method for targeting many modifications in a population of bacterial cells.

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Borrelia burgdorferiHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

Vincent, Michele, and Michael reveal the discovery of a new species of the spirochaete that causes Lyme disease, and fecal microRNAs that shape the gut microbiome.

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