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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.

This Week in Microbiology American Society for Microbiology

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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.

    212: A coronavirus outbreak and IRF4 deficiency in Whipple’s disease

    212: A coronavirus outbreak and IRF4 deficiency in Whipple’s disease

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

    • 55 min
    211: Bacteria, colon cancer and fire blight

    211: Bacteria, colon cancer and fire blight

    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.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    210: The Waze of microbes

    210: The Waze of microbes

    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.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    209: Resuscitating persisters and flagellotrophic phage

    209: Resuscitating persisters and flagellotrophic phage

    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

    • 58 min
    208: Georgia Tech microbial

    208: Georgia Tech microbial

    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.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    207: Partnerships to Advance Public Health

    207: Partnerships to Advance Public Health

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

    • 1 hr 7 min

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Great podcast, covering a huge selection of material. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in biological science. Helps me keep up to speed with developments outside of my immediate area of research.

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