TWiM describes successful phage therapy against a mycobacterial lung infection, and how encapsulation of the cell wall protects S. pneumoniae from its major peptidoglycan hydrolase and host defenses.

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

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TWiM explores the relationship between the gut microbiome and depressive symptoms, and how purine nucleotides act as adjuvants to antibiotics.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

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On this episode of TWiM, we reveal widespread stop-codon recoding in bacteriophages that may regulate translation of lytic genes, and how Staphylococcus aureus inhibits Pseudomonas aeruginosa growth.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

Right click to download TWiM #277 (48 MB .mp3, 67 minutes)

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TWiM presents evidence that over half of human pathogenic diseases are impacted by climate change, and considers how a novel prokaryote discovered next to an underground stream illuminates the pathway to multicellularity.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Petra Levin

Right click to download TWiM #276 (48 MB .mp3, 67 minutes)

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TWiM reveals high rates of co-transformation of plasmids in E. coli overturns the clonality myth, and bacterial membrane vesicles as a novel strategy for extrusion of the antimicrobial bismuth in H. pylori.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Petra Levin

Right click to download TWiM #274 (48 MB .mp3, 66 minutes)

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Mark Martin returns to TWiM to join the discussion of how to design a complex gut microbiome, and protection of protists from virus infection by intracellular bacterial symbionts.

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

Guest: Mark O. Martin

Right click to download TWiM #274 (42 MB .mp3, 58 minutes)

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TWiM reveals how to inactivate norovirus on formica surfaces, and how to achieve antibiotic resistance by suppression of a frameshift mutation in an essential gene.

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

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TWiM explores the activation of  natural product synthesis using CRISPR interference in Streptomyces, and how light/dark and temperature cycling modulate electron flow in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michele Swanson, and Petra Levin

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TWiM presents a novel mucosal COVID-19 vaccine based on a bacteriophage capsid, and potentiation of C. difficile infection severity by the gut bacterial community.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

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TWiM explores the use of Archaea to produce plastics from molasses wastewater, and a bacterial defense against bacteriophage infection that involves depletion of deoxynucleotides.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson

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