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

Right click to download TWiM#216 (47 MB .mp3, 64 minutes)

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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

Right click to download TWiM#215 (41 MB .mp3, 57 minutes)

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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

Right click to download TWiM#214 (45 MB .mp3, 61 minutes)

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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

Right click to download TWiM#213 (44 MB .mp3, 61 minutes)

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The TWiM team reviews the coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, and the finding that an IRF4 deficiency underlies Whipple’s disease.

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

Right click to download TWiM#212 (57 MB .mp3, 78 minutes)

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The Fellowship of the TWiM reveal that colorectal cancer-associated microbiota are associated with higher numbers of methylated genes in colonic mucosa, and identification of metabolites needed by the fire blight disease bacterium for virulence in apples.

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

Right click to download TWiM#211 (57 MB .mp3, 78 minutes)

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The Microbial Comrades present the oldest osteosynthesis in history, and how a small molecule produced by stressed bacteria is a warning signal that repels healthy populations to promote their survival.

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Bone with copper plate from Varnhem Monastery, 1260-1527

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

Right click to download TWiM#210 (37 MB .mp3, 76 minutes)

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The TWiM team reveals how ribosome modification resuscitates bacterial persister cells, and explain how a phage tail fiber protein exploits rotation of flagella to move towards the cell membrane.

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

Right click to download TWiM#209 (47 MB .mp3, 65 minutes)

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At Georgia Tech, members and trainees of the Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection discuss the identification of pathogen essential genes during coinfections, and how coral management can improve coral defenses against pathogens.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

Guests: Deanna BeattyMark HayGina LewinFrank Stewart, and Marvin Whiteley

Right click to download TWiM#208 (33 MB .mp3, 67 minutes)

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From ASM Microbe 2019 in San Francisco, Vincent speaks with Victoria McGovern, Carl Nathan, and Dan Portnoy about advancing human health through innovative collaborations.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Victoria McGovern, Carl Nathan, and Dan Portnoy

Right click to download TWiM#207 (33 MB .mp3, 67 minutes)

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