TWiM 210: The Waze of microbes

December 5, 2019

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.

Bone with copper plate from Varnhem Monastery, 1260-1527
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)

Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunesGoogle PodcastsStitcherAndroidRSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app.

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

One comment on “TWiM 210: The Waze of microbes

  1. Rich Bradley Jan 3, 2020

    Dear esteemed TWIM hosts,
    First of all happy new year and a belated happy birthday to Prof R.
    I saw a thought provoking report in this week’s Nature by Darrah et al on the existing 100 year old tuberculosis vaccine BCG resulting in protection if administered via a different route (IV). If this works it looks like an anecdote to one of the world’s major diseases but it does raise the question why this wasn’t tried before….

Content on this site is licensed by MicrobeTV, LLC under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License