TWiM reveals that the atypical antipsychotic quetiapine promotes multiple antibiotic resistance in E. coli, and treatment with Bifidobacterium lactis probiotic benefits patients with coronary artery disease.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Michele Swanson, and Petra Levin

Right click to download TWiM #264 (48 MB .mp3, 66 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

Become a Patron of TWiM!

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

TWiM explains the use of lavender oil to disrupt Listeria biofilms, and how treatment of catheters with liquid silicone reduces associated urinary tract infections.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michael Schmidt, and Petra Levin

Right click to download TWiM #263 (57 MB .mp3, 70 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

Become a Patron of TWiM!

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

TWiM welcomes new host Petra, and explains how a small protein helps ensure that E. coli utilizes a preferred carbon source, and a screening strategy to identify inhibitors of the type IV secretion system that is essential for virulence of a variety of bacterial pathogens.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Michele Swanson, and Petra Levin

Right click to download TWiM #262 (57 MB .mp3, 70 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

Become a Patron of TWiM!

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

Mark returns to TWiM to join in a discussion of soil microbiota as game-changers in restoration of degraded lands, and discovery of a centimeter-long bacterium, the biggest yet discovered.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Guest: Mark O. Martin

Right click to download TWiM #261 (57 MB .mp3, 70 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

Become a Patron of TWiM!

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

In this food-centric TWiM, we reveal the microbiomes of carnivorous vulture bees and of Gala apples from all over the world.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM #260 (45 MB .mp3, 62 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

Become a Patron of TWiM!

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

Mark Martin returns to TWiM for a discussion of the frightening global burden of bacterial antibiotic resistance, and a solution to the problem of daylight nitrogen fixation in a cyanobacterium, despite the incompatibility of nitrogenase with oxygen produced during photosynthesis.

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

Guest: Mark O. Martin

Right click to download TWiM #259 (45 MB .mp3, 62 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

Become a Patron of TWiM!

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

TWiM explains how bacterial symbionts regulate tick blood feeding activity, and the reasons why antibiotics exist.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM #258 (45 MB .mp3, 61 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

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

On this episode of TWiM, how phages prevent other phages from invading their hosts without blocking their own reproduction, and plastic-degrading potential of microbes across the Earth.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM #257 (45 MB .mp3, 61 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunesGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

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

TWiM discusses antigenic variation within dengue virus serotypes, and an mRNA vaccine that induces antibodies against tick proteins and prevents transmission of the Lyme disease agent.

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

Right click to download TWiM #256 (36 MB .mp3, 49 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunesGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

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

TWiM reveals a study showing that positive interactions among bacteria are far more common than previously thought, and how acquisition of a single gene enabled Yersinia pestis to expand the range of mammalian hosts that sustain flea-borne plague.

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

Right click to download TWiM #255 (36 MB .mp3, 49 minutes)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunesGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email.

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