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A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science and biotechnology news. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. For information about ASM and MicrobeWorld, visit us online at www.microbeworld.org.

A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science and biotechnology news. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. For information about ASM and MicrobeWorld, visit us online at www.microbeworld.org.
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A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science and biotechnology news. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. For information about ASM and MicrobeWorld, visit us online at www.microbeworld.org.

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English


Episodes

MWV 112 - Astronaut Kate Rubins on TWiV, live from Microbe 2017

6/21/2017
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From ASM Microbe 2017 at New Orleans, Vincent and Rich meet up with Kate Rubins to talk about becoming an astronaut, space travel, and doing science in space. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Guest: Kate Rubins Thumbnail Photo by Chris Condayan Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

Duration:01:13:08

MWV 111 - TWiM live at Microbe 2017: Rigor, lotteries, and moonshots

6/20/2017
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At Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, the TWiM team speaks with Arturo Casadevall about his thoughts on the pathogenic potential of a microbe, rigorous science, funding by lottery, and moonshot science. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson. Guest: Arturo Casadevall Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iPhone, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this...

Duration:01:16:34

MWV 110 - How to Create Agar Art Using Living Microbes

3/1/2017
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Step inside the creative process with Agar Art 2015 winners Maria Peñil Cobo, Mixed Media Artist, and Mehmet Berkmen, PhD, Staff Scientist at New England Biolabs. During their multi-year collaboration, Maria and Memo have created astonishing works of art using living microbes. Find out how they meld science and art with this behind-the-scenes how-to video guide. Inspired? Submit your own agar art to ASM’s Agar Art 2017 contest through April 27, 2017 -...

Duration:00:06:35

MWV 109 - The Never-ending Vaccine Race

2/27/2017
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Veteran medical journalist Meredith Wadman discuses her book The Vaccine Race. It tells the timely, epic, and controversial story of the development of the first widely-used normal human cell line and, through it, important viral vaccines, including the vaccine for rubella (German measles). Far from being an instrument of history, vaccine development in the modern era is targeting new (and reemerging) infectious diseases, including Ebola, Zika, Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus...

Duration:01:00:15

MWV 108 - My First Microscope

11/17/2016
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In late July, 2016 ASM ventured below the equator, joining public and private sector partners at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp in Chaclacayo, Peru. ASM Young Ambassador to Uruguay, Dr. Paola Scavone, and ASM Program Coordinator Laetitia Diatezua led four microbiology workshops in Spanish at the camp, teaching 100 girls how to build a cell-phone microscope, plate bacteria, extract DNA, and view bacteria using their handmade microscopes....

Duration:00:05:48

MWV 107 - The Necrobiome: Microbial Life After Death

10/20/2016
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What happens to us after we die? A decomposing corpse becomes its own mini-ecosystem, hosting insects, scavengers and multitudes of microbes. Microbes from the environment, the corpse, as well as the insects and scavengers are blended together and work to recycle tissues back to their constituents. Dr. Jennifer DeBruyn discusses the fascinating process of human decomposition, and how scientists are using that information to inform forensic science, livestock mortality management and...

Duration:01:08:54

MWV 106 - This Week in Virology - Boston Quammens

9/25/2016
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Four years after filming 'Threading the NEIDL', Vincent and Alan return to the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory BSL4 facility at Boston University where they speak with science writer David Quammen. Links for this episode website Spillover by David Quammen Threading the NEIDLNEIDL This episode is brought to you by CuriosityStream, a subscription streaming service that offers over 1,400 documentaries and non­fiction series from the world's best filmmakers. Get unlimited...

Duration:01:04:11

MWV 105 - - Understanding the Pathogenesis of the Emerging Zika Virus (Audio Only)

8/8/2016
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Dr. Michael Diamond, 2016 Elizabeth O. King Lecturer, has worked for the past two decades investigating how viruses work, with a goal of defining basic principles of pathogenesis and host immune restriction. His talk will focus on how his laboratory has studied three emerging mosquito-transmitted viruses (West Nile, Chikungunya, and Zika viruses) of global importance from a basic perspective, and how this information facilitates the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and...

Duration:01:07:16

MWV 105 - Understanding the Pathogenesis of the Emerging Zika Virus

8/8/2016
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Dr. Michael Diamond, 2016 Elizabeth O. King Lecturer, has worked for the past two decades investigating how viruses work, with a goal of defining basic principles of pathogenesis and host immune restriction. His talk will focus on how his laboratory has studied three emerging mosquito-transmitted viruses (West Nile, Chikungunya, and Zika viruses) of global importance from a basic perspective, and how this information facilitates the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and...

Duration:01:07:11

MWV 104 - Can We Live in a World Without Microbes?

5/20/2016
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Written and Produced by Erika Shugart, PhD Narration by Chaseedaw Giles Filmed and Edited by Sam Mandl and Chris Condayan Production Supervisor Katherine Lontok, PhD Additional Video Footage by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Photography and Illustrations from http://iStockphoto.com http://wikimedia.org http://epa.gov http://cdc.org/phil Royalty Free Music by "Fearless" by Reaktor Productions "Easy Does It" by Olive Musique "Green Fever" by Flash Fluharty "Where I am From"...

Duration:00:03:30

MWV 103: A plague of pathogens - TWiM #121 Live at ASM Biodefense

2/11/2016
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Filmed live at ASM Biodefense 2016 with special guests: Rebekah Kading and Wyndham Lathem. From the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research meeting, Vincent Racaniello speaks with Rebekah and Wyndham about their work on Rift Valley Fever virus and other vector-borne pathogens, and the evolution and pathogenesis of Yersinia pestis, the agent of plague. Links for this episode Rift Valley fever virus riskPredicting Rift Valley fever virus transmissionCulex in New York Cityemergence of...

Duration:01:01:07

MWV 102 - Missing Microbes with Dr. Martin Blaser

1/29/2016
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Why are obesity, juvenile diabetes and asthma increasing? Is it something in the environment or in our modern lifestyle? Dr. Martin Blaser thinks that it may be due to changes in our microbiome – the ecosystem of tiny microscopic creatures that live in and on us. Learn about his hypothesis that some of the greatest medical advances in the 20th century – antibiotics, C-sections and antiseptics- may be having unintended consequences. Dr. Martin Blaser has studied the role of bacteria in human...

Duration:01:00:58

MWV 101(aduio only) - Profiling the Poglianos (TWiM 115)

11/23/2015
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Vincent take This Week in Microbiology to the University of California, San Diego campus and into the the laboratories of Kit and Joseph Pogliano, where he learns about their work on the bacterial cytoskeleton, sporulation, and the effects of antibiotics on bacterial cells.

Duration:00:56:53

MWV 99 - Microbial Monsters

10/26/2015
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Watch the pilot episode of BioFilms in which we explore some creepy microbes just in time for Halloween. Learn how algae can suffocate a pond of all its life, discover the vampire bacterium known as Vampirococcus who literally sucks the life out its victims, and watch out for those sweet Halloween treats that can leave holes in your teeth!

Duration:00:04:23

MWV96 - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

6/30/2015
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In 2011, the NIH Clinical Center had a cluster of infections of a pathogen that tops the CDC's list of urgent threats: antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. This bacteria, which can cause bloodstream and other infections, has recently developed resistance to the class of antibiotics known as carbapenems. The outbreak at NIH started with a single infected patient who was discharged weeks before any other cases were detected. This story of antibiotic-resistant infections is becoming more...

Duration:01:05:41

MWV Episode 95 - The Power of Fungal Genetics

3/28/2015
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ASM's Cultures magazine traveled to Colombia to speak with and film the researchers behind an innovative biotechnology project that is producing exciting results. The international Swiss – Colombian collaborative research team from the University of Lausanne – Switzerland, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and the Universidad de la Salle – Utopia campus has been working to create and test novel strains of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) to improve cassava production. AMF forms...

Duration:00:07:06

MWV94 - TWiM #99: Careers in Biodefense

3/4/2015
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Maria Julia Marinissen, Edward H. You, and David R. Howell Vincent meets up with Maria, Edward, and David at the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Infections Research meeting to talk about alternative careers for scientists. Links for this episode: ASM Biodefense meetingFBI Biological Countermeasures UnitOffice of Policy and PlanningDivision of Medical Countermeasures Strategy and RequirementsDivision of International Health Security Don't miss an episode of...

Duration:01:02:59

MWV94 (audio only) - TWiM #99: Careers in Biodefense

3/4/2015
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Maria Julia Marinissen, Edward H. You, and David R. Howell Vincent meets up with Maria, Edward, and David at the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Infections Research meeting to talk about alternative careers for scientists. Links for this episode: ASM Biodefense meetingFBI Biological Countermeasures UnitOffice of Policy and PlanningDivision of Medical Countermeasures Strategy and RequirementsDivision of International Health Security Don't miss an episode of...

Duration:01:03:08

MWV Episode 92 - Ebola: On the Front Lines

11/24/2014
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The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has sickened over 14,000 people and has killed over 5,100. Health workers from around the world are attempting to halt this deadly disease. On November 19th, the American Society for Microbiology featured two of these health workers, Dr. Joseph Fair and Dr. Michael Callahan, who have extensive experience with the virus, including direct field work during the current outbreak. In this presentation they discuss the virus, the response, and...

Duration:01:30:56

MWV Episode 91 - TWiV #310: From bacteriophage to retroviruses with Ann Skalka

11/9/2014
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Vincent Racaniello and Glenn Rall meet up with Ann Skalka at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and talk about her long and productive career in virology, from biochemistry to bacteriophage lambda to retroviruses. Don't miss an episode of MicrobeWorld Video. Subscribe for free using iTunes or help support our work by purchasing the MicrobeWorld podcast application for iPhone and Android devices in the iTunes or Android app stores.

Duration:00:59:42