Mark Martin joins TWiM to describe nano-sized parasitic bacteria that inhabit humans, and the construction of whole-cell biosensors for detecting arsenic in drinking water.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

Guest: Mark O. Martin

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Colonies of P. aeuginosa (right) and S. aureus (left). Image credit.

TWiM reveals a potential mucus-busting weapon for patients with cystic fibrosis, and bacteria in the intestinal tract that can oxidize cholesterol, leading to lower levels of the lipid in blood.

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

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TWiM reveals that methane-producing bacteria might survive beneath the surface of Mars, and identification of a cytopathogenic toxin in a bacterium associated with preterm birth.

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

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The TWiM team discusses eradicating racism in academia and STEM, and a peptide from commensal bacteria that protects skin from damage caused by MRSA.

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

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The TWiM team explains how breathing can transmit SARS-CoV-2, and how lack of breathing leads to loss of mitochondria in a multicellular parasitic animal.

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

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The TWiM team explains an experimental vaccine to prevent E. coli urinary tract infections, and the remarkable three-way symbiosis of narnaviruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

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The TWiM team discuses saliva as more sensitive for SARS-CoV-2 detection in COVID-19 patients than nasopharyngeal swab and how Mycobacterium tuberculosis sulfolipid-1 activates nociceptive neurons and induces cough.

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

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A ferret model for infection by SARS-CoV-2, and how Neolithization lead to emergence of a human bacterial pathogen.

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

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coronavirus

Vincent, Elio and Michael reveal the ASM COVID-19 summit, and how Salmonella injects a protein into the cell to drive suppression of the immune response.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt

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CoV_bank

Vincent, Elio and Michael discuss the stability of human coronaviruses on surfaces and in aerosols, and peptidoglycan production by a mosaic consisting of a bacterium within a bacterium within an insect.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michael Schmidt

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