TWiM reviews aspirin modulation of Fusobacterium nucleatum, a microbe that has been associated with colorectal cancer, and Elio tells us ‘What are vaccines’, a talk he recently gave to members of his community.

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

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Fecal microbiota transplant for dysbiosis (NEJM)

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The TWiM team reviews how variants of P. aeruginosa survive antimicrobial treatment, and a decrease in the antimicrobial resistance of the gut microbiome in the presence of the fungus C. albicans.

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

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Elio reveals his thoughts on the big themes of modern microbiology, followed by an analysis of the gut microbiome in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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

Right click to download TWiM #238 (32 MB .mp3, 44 minutes)

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To celebrate ten years, TWiM asks former hosts and guests to provide their thoughts on how microbiology has contributed to our understanding of the microbial world.

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

Guests: Jennifer Bomberger, Jo Handlesman, Harry Mobley, Mark Martin, Robin Patel, Stan Maloy, Vanessa Sperandio, and Marvin Whitely

Right click to download TWiM #237 (32 MB .mp3, 44 minutes)

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In this episode, hiring and training expectations for future biomedical life sciences faculty, and the roles of bacterial symbionts in deep-sea hydrothermal vent tubeworms.

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

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In this episode, how DNA of giant viruses has contributed extensively to the genome of green algae, and inhibition of E. coli virulence by a metabolic product of arachidonic acid in the intestinal epithelium.

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

Right click to download TWiM #235 (39 MB .mp3, 53 minutes)

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The TWiM team reviews Salmonella colonization of three-dimensional miniature intestinal organs, and identification of a circadian clock in a non-photosynthetic prokaryote.

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

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The TWiM team reviews the movie Jezebel, played against the background of the yellow fever epidemic of 1853 in New Orleans, and prokaryotic viperins, ancestors of the eukaryotic enzymes that synthesize antiviral molecules.

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

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TWiM explores the use of a bacterial protein to make highly conductive microbial nanowires, and how modulin proteins seed the formation of amyloid, a key component of S. aureus biofilms.

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

Right click to download TWiM #232 (40 MB .mp3, 55 minutes)

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Mark Martin returns to TWiM for a discussion of a predatory bacterium appropriately named Vampirococcus lugosii, and Elio reveals how bacteria can be used on the International Space Station to efficiently extract rare earth elements in microgravity.

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

Guest: Mark O. Martin

Right click to download TWiM #231 (41 MB .mp3, 56 minutes)

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