moonmilkThe TWiMbionts explore the role of bacteria in the genesis of moonmilk, and how ancient host proteins can be used to engineer resistance to virus infection.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michele Swanson

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Leptopilina boulardiiThe TWiM team explains the use of microbial genome mining to identify new drugs, and how a bacterial symbiont protects flies against parasitoid wasps.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

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Coxiella burnetiiMichele updates the TWiMers on Legionella in the Flint water supply, and Elio informs us about how horizontally acquired biosynthesis genes boost the physiology of Coxiella burnetii.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

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At Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, the TWiM team speaks with Arturo Casadevall about his thoughts on the pathogenic potential of a microbe, rigorous science, funding by lottery, and moonshot science.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

Guest: Arturo Casadevall

Right click to download TWiM#154 (36 MB .mp3, 71 minutes)

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exfoliationThe TWiM team ventures into preprint space with an analysis of type VI secretion across human gut microbiomes, and provide insight into urinary tract infection: how bladder exposure to a member of the vaginal microbiota triggers E. coli egress from latent reservoirs.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson

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Kuphus

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.

Right click to download TWiM#148 (27 MB .mp3, 56 minutes)

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