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A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science, and related topics. 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. Click here for more information about ASM.


  • MWV 111 (audio only) TWiM live at Microbe: Rigor, lotteries, and moonshots

    20/06/2017 Duration: 01h16min

    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 episode Pathogenic potential of a microbe (mSphere) Rigorous science (mBio) Funding by lottery (mBio) Moonshot science (mBio) Send your microbiology questions and comments (email or recorded audio) to twim@microbe.tv

  • MWV 110 - How to Create Agar Art Using Living Microbes (Audio Only)

    01/03/2017 Duration: 06min

    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 - http://www.asm.org/index.php/public-outreach/agar-art Prizes include up to $200 in Amazon gift cards and the chance for your art to be featured in the Agar Art Gallery at ASM Microbe 2017 (http://www.asm.org/index.php/asm-microbe-2017), June 1-5, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Submissions must be high-resolution photos of an organism(s) growing on agar. Submitting artists must be ASM members ( http://asmscience.org/content/membership/all) or work with an official ASM Agar Art partner organization to create the submitted piece. Questions? Contact communications@asmusa

  • MWV 109 - The Never-ending Vaccine Race (Audio Only)

    27/02/2017 Duration: 01h16s

    Veteran medical journalist Meredith Wadman discusses 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 (RSV). Dr. April Killikelly, a scientist at NIH's Vaccine Research Center, discusses the latest tools and technologies used to design tomorrow’s vaccines.

  • MWV 107 The Necrobiome: Microbial Life After Death - Audio Only

    20/10/2016 Duration: 01h08min

    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 fossilization.   

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

    08/08/2016 Duration: 01h07min

    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 vaccines. Subscribe to ASM's YouTube channel at https://goo.gl/mOVHlK Learn more about the American Society for Microbiology at http://www.asm.org Become a member today at http://www.asmscience.org/join Interact with us on social at: Facebook Show your support and get updates on the latest microbial offerings and news from the ASM. http://www.facebook.com/asmfan ASM International Facebook Groups Join an ASM International Facebook Group and connect with microbiologists in your region. http://www.asm.org/index.php/programs/asm-internati

  • MWV 104 - Can We Live in a World without Microbes? (Audio Only)

    20/05/2016 Duration: 03min

    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" by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena "Back of the Room Hang" by Jingle Punks Additional Photography "Nitrogen Defeciency in Wheat" by CIMMT on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported "Material Girl" Madonna Parody Performed by Chaseedaw Giles Music track courtesy of Karaoke Version and Tency Music http://www.karaoke-version.com http://www.tencymusic.com

  • MWV 103 (audio only): A plague of pathogens - TWiM #121 Live at ASM Biodefense

    11/02/2016 Duration: 01h01min

    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. See the video version at microbeworld.org/mwv

  • MWV 102 - Missing Microbes with Dr. Martin Blaser (Audio Only)

    29/01/2016 Duration: 01h58s

    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 disease for over 30 years. He is the director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU. He founded the Bellevue Literary Review and has been written about in newspapers including The New Yorker, Nature, Science, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His more than 100 media appearances include The Today Show, The Daily Show, Fresh Air (NPR) GMA, the BBC, The O'Reilly Factor, and CNN. He lives in New York City.  

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

    23/11/2015 Duration: 56min

    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.

  • MWV 100 (audio only) - Milestones in Blue: TWiM 114 live at the University of Michigan

    06/11/2015 Duration: 01h11min

    Vincent, Elio, and Michele meet with Harry Mobley, Mary O’Riordan, and Vince Young at the University of Michigan, during the designation of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as a Milestones in Microbiology site. They discuss how the laboratory has advanced the science and teaching of microbiology, and discuss faculty work on uropathogenic E. coli, induction of stress by bacterial infection, and the gut microbiome.

  • MWV 99 - Microbial Monsters (Audio Only)

    26/10/2015 Duration: 04min

    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!

  • MWV 98 (Audio Only) - TWiM #113: Waves of Change

    23/10/2015 Duration: 53min

    Vincent meets up with Romney and Duncan at the 79th annual meeting of the Southern California branch of the American Society for Microbiology, where they talk about emerging technologies for antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and next generation sequencing and advanced molecular diagnostics.   Visit microbeworld.org/twim for complete shownotes including links mentioned.

  • MWV 97 - TWiV #352 Science Art with Michele Banks (Audio Only)

    30/08/2015 Duration: 41min

    Host: Vincent RacanielloGuest: Michele Banks Vincent meets up with Michele Banks in Washington, DC to discuss her career as a creator of science-themed art. Links for this episode: Michele Banks on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/artologica Artologicahttps://www.etsy.com/people/artologica Michele's bloghttp://artologica.blogspot.com The Finch and the Peahttp://thefinchandpea.com Joseph Cornellhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Cornell Not Exactly Rocket Science (Ed Yong)http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/blog/not-exactly-rocket-science/ Tree of Life (Jonathan Eisen)http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com Home Microbiome Studyhttp://homemicrobiome.com Kitten Microbiome Projecthttp://www.kittenmicrobiome.org Science Onlinehttp://scienceonline.com The Vexed Muddlerhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/theVexedMuddler Luke Jerramhttp://www.lukejerram.com A Daily Dish (Klari Reis)http://www.adailydish.com Neuroscience art (Greg Dunn)http://www.gregadunn.com Ai Weiweihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Weiwei Questions? Send your vir

  • MWV96 - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (Audio Only)

    30/06/2015 Duration: 01h05min

    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 common around the world, and is especially dangerous in hospitals. Dr. Julie Segre, a senior investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute, discuses how the outbreak was traced using state-of-the-art DNA sequencing.

  • MWV Episode 95 - The Power of Fungal Genetics (Audio Only)

    28/03/2015 Duration: 07min

    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 symbiotic relationships with the majority of the world’s plant species, including cassava and other major food security crops. By colonizing internal structures within the plant and extending its root system, AMF transports nutrients such as phosphate to the plants from inaccessible areas and sources in the soil. In exchange, the plant provides carbon to AMF species that have colonized the plant. The research team’s studies show that, with the inoculation of certain AMF strains, only half of the necessary phosphate amendments are

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

    04/03/2015 Duration: 01h02min

    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 meeting FBI Biological Countermeasures Unit Office of Policy and Planning Division of Medical Countermeasures Strategy and Requirements Division of International Health Security 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.

  • MWV93 (audio only) - TWiM #95 on campus at SDSU with Dean of Sciences, Stanley Maloy

    09/01/2015 Duration: 01h06min

    Vincent visits the San Diego State University campus and talks with Dean of Sciences, Stanley Maloy about his career in microbiolgy and his job as Dean.

  • MWV Episode 92 - Ebola on the Front Lines (Audio Only)

    24/11/2014 Duration: 01h30min

    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 potential solutions.

  • MWV 91 | TWiV 310 - From bacteriophage to retroviruses with Ann Skalka (Audio Only)

    09/11/2014 Duration: 59min

    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.

  • MWV90 (audio only) - This Week in Microbiology #90 - Think globally, act locally

    30/10/2014 Duration: 01h03min

    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Laurene Mascola and David Persing Vincent meets up with Laurene and David at the Annual Meeting of the Southern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, where they discuss how the Los Angeles County Department of Health is preparing for an outbreak of Ebola virus infection, and Cepheid’s game-changing, modular PCR system for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

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