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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. For questions and/or feedback please email ccondayan@asmusa.org.

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


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:35:30 +0000
Summary: 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 Condaya..

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


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:14:56 +0000
Summary: 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 Schaechte..

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MWV 110 - How to Create Agar Art Using Living Microbes


Published: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:35:41 +0000
Summary: 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..

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MWV 109 - The Never-ending Vaccine Race


Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:08:48 +0000
Summary: 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 v..

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MWV 108 - My First Microscope


Published: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:39:07 +0000
Summary: 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, ..

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MWV 107 - The Necrobiome: Microbial Life After Death


Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:16:41 +0000
Summary: 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 wor..

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MWV 106 - This Week in Virology - Boston Quammens


Published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: 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 David Quam..

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


Published: Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:08:01 +0000
Summary: 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 s..


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MWV 105 - Understanding the Pathogenesis of the Emerging Zika Virus


Published: Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:51:57 +0000
Summary: 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 s..

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


Published: Fri, 20 May 2016 11:30:00 +0000
Summary: 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 Illustrati..

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


Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:17:31 +0000
Summary: 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 o..

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MWV 102 - Missing Microbes with Dr. Martin Blaser


Published: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:26:13 +0000
Summary: 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 ..

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MWV 101: TWiM 115 - Profiling the Poglianos


Published: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +0000
Summary: Vincent visits the laboratories of Kit and Joseph Pogliano on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, where he learns about their work on the bacterial cytoskeleton, sporulation, and the effects of antibiotics on bacterial cells. Visit micr..

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


Published: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:00:00 +0000
Summary: 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 ..


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MWV 100 - Milestones in Blue: TWiM 114 live at the University of Michigan


Published: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 21:10:27 +0000
Summary: The This Week in Microbiology team, 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..

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MWV 99 - Microbial Monsters


Published: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:48:00 +0000
Summary: 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 victi..

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MWV 98 - TWiM #113: Waves of Change


Published: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19:00:00 +0000
Summary: 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 sequen..

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MWV 97 - TWiV #352 Science Art with Michele Banks


Published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000
Summary: 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://w..

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MWV96 - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria


Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:42:26 +0000
Summary: 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 resi..

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MWV Episode 95 - The Power of Fungal Genetics


Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:28:00 +0000
Summary: 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 Lau..

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MWV94 - TWiM #99: Careers in Biodefense


Published: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:31:42 +0000
Summary: 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. L..

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


Published: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000
Summary: 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...


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MWV Episode 93 - TWiM #95 on campus at SDSU with Dean of Sciences, Stanley Maloy


Published: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 06:19:12 +0000
Summary: Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy on the campus of San Diego State University to talk about his career in microbiology and his work as Dean of Science. ..

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MWV Episode 92 - Ebola: On the Front Lines


Published: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:04:34 +0000
Summary: 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 tw..

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


Published: Sun, 09 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: 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 ..

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MWV Episode 90 - This Week in Microbiology #90 - Think globally, act locally


Published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:16:40 +0000
Summary: Hosts: Vincent Racaniello. Special 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 Angel..

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MWV Episode 89 - The Water Supply


Published: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:06:43 +0000
Summary: Creating and maintaining a clean, sustainable water supply means delivering drinking water and collecting wastewater while dealing with pathogenic microorganisms and infrastructure challenges. It's not all challenges, however. Two speakers; Sudhir Murthy,..

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MWV Episode 88 - This Week in Virology #300 - So Happy Together


Published: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: This Week in Virology, the podcast about viruses, celebrated its 300th episode on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 with a live recording at the Washington, DC headquarters of the American Society for Microbiology. This special episode features the TWiV hosts Vinc..

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MWV087: TWiV #291: Ft. Collins abuzz with virologists


Published: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:38:15 +0000
Summary: Vincent, Rich, and Kathy and their guests Clodagh and Ron recorded this episode at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spi..

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MWV Episode 86 - The Microbiology of Cheese


Published: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:13:04 +0000
Summary: Have you ever wondered why mozzarella bubbling and stretching between pizza slices is so different from the earthy flavors of blue-veined gorgonzola? The diversity of cheeses we love are created by encouraging and manipulating the growth of specific micro..

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MWV Episode 85 - This Week in Virology #286: Boston TWiV Party


Published: Sun, 25 May 2014 11:30:00 +0000
Summary: The American Society for Microbiology hosted a live podcast of This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello with co-host Alan Dove that includes guests Paul Duprex, Director of Cell and Tissue Imaging Core, Boston University, National Emerging Infectio..

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MWV #84: Cultures Magazine Launch Event


Published: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:45:14 +0000
Summary: Watch highlights from the Cultures Magazine Launch Event held on January 23, 2014 at American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, D.C.   Cultures is a free, online, open-source publication available for viewing at www.asm.org/cultures. ..

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MWV Episode 83 - This Week in Virology 270: Live from ASM Biodefense in Washington, D.C.


Published: Sun, 02 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000
Summary: Watch a live video episode of This Week in Virology (TWiV), a podcast about viruses. Started in September 2008 by Vincent Racaniello, a Higgins Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University, the goal of the show is to h..

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MWV #82: Rob Knight - The Microbiome Project


Published: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:27:00 +0000
Summary: Rob Knight studies the diversity of microbial communities. For every person, microbes outnumber human cells by a factor of ten. Rob has found that this large population of microbes differs based on which part of your body they inhabit (head, hands, gut, e..

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MWV #81: Sheldon Campbell - The Singing Microbiologist


Published: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:29:00 +0000
Summary: Sheldon Campbell sings about microbiology. Dr. Campbell teaches microbiology at Yale School of Medicine and he uses music to enhance his lectures. He has one song for every block of lectures he gives on a major topic. Songs he's written include a song abo..

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MWV #80: Harald zur Hausen - Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)


Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:17:00 +0000
Summary: Vincent Racaniello speaks with Professor Harald zur Hausen, recipient of the 2013 Society for General Microbiology Prize Medal for "work that has had a far-reaching impact beyond microbiology." Professor zur Hausen talks about the beginnings of his work o..

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MWV Episode 79 - The Microbiology of Beer


Published: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:01:00 +0000
Summary: The master ingredient in beer is yeast -- a microbe -- and every step in the brewing process helps the yeast do its job better. Watch this live streamed video from the American Society of Microbiology to learn more about how microbes are selected, grown, ..

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MWV Episode 78 / This Week in Microbiology 64: URI and UTI at ICAAC in Denver


Published: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:30:00 +0000
Summary: Vincent and Michael recorded this episode at the 53rd ICAAC in Denver, where they spoke with James Gern and James Johnson about rhinoviruses and extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli. Links for this Episode: Virus/allergen interactions in asthma (Curr Aller..

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MWV Episode 77 / This Week in Virology 250 - Wookie Viruses


Published: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Robert Garcea Vincent and Robert recorded this episode at the 53rd ICAAC in Denver, where they talked about polyomaviruses. Links for this episode: A cornucopia of human polyomaviruses (Nat Rev Micro)Polyoma assembly factorie..

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MWV76 - Jeffrey Almond - Vaccine Development


Published: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:32:00 +0000
Summary: Dr. Jeffrey Almond began his career as an academic virologist studying influenza. Eventually Jeffrey started his own lab and began studying picornaviruses working on an oral polio vaccine strain. Following twenty years in academics including major contrib..

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MWV Episode 75 - David Bhella: The Peter Wildy Award Talk


Published: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:22:55 +0000
Summary: David Bhella, Ph.D., MRC Centre for Virus Research, accepts the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education, awarded annually by the Society for General Microbiology for an outstanding contribution to microbiology education. ..

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MWV Episode 74 - David Bhella - Electron-cryomicroscopy


Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:09:00 +0000
Summary: Dr. David Bhella studies the structural components of viruses. David applies "the techniques of electron-cryomicroscopy and image analysis to the study of viruses. In addition to his research, David participates, together with the Glasgow Science Centre, ..

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MWV Episode 73 - Shutting Down the Government: Anthrax and Yellow Fever


Published: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:10:00 +0000
Summary: How can something too small to be seen with the naked eye be powerful enough to bring down something like the U.S. Government? It turns out that microbes, mostly invisible, have the extraordinary capacity to affect our lives – through outbreaks of disea..

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MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science


Published: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:44:00 +0000
Summary: Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology. On this episode, Jonathan talks about "evolvability," the probability that or..

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MWV Episode 71 - TWiM Live at ASM GM in Denver


Published: Fri, 24 May 2013 19:43:00 +0000
Summary: Vincent, Elio and Michael recorded this episode of This Week in Microbiology before an audience at the 2013 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Denver, Colorado, where they spoke with Andrew Camilli, Ferric Fang, Suzanne Fleiszig..

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MWV Episode 70 - Microbes After Hours - West Nile Virus


Published: Tue, 07 May 2013 19:16:00 +0000
Summary: 2012 saw a surge of West Nile Virus infections, particularly in the central United States. What exactly is West Nile Virus and why do outbreaks occur? Join us at ASM headquarters to learn more about the biology of this fascinating virus - how it moves bet..

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MWV Episode 69 - Richard Cogdell - Bacterial Photosynthesis


Published: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000
Summary: Richard Cogdell is the Director of the Institute for Molecular Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Glasglow, Scotland. Richard was led to a career in studying bacterial photosynthesis by a desire to learn and understand basic photosynthesis, he ..

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MWV Episode 68: Threading the NEIDL - TWiV Goes Inside a BSL-4


Published: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:09:00 +0000
Summary: Constructed in 2009 in the highly populated South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) facility contains labs that operate at biosafety levels 2, 3 and 4. Due to its location the NEIDL h..

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MWV Episode 67 - The Secret Language of Bacteria


Published: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:46:43 +0000
Summary: No bacterium lives alone – it is constantly encountering members of its own species as well as other kinds of bacteria and diverse organisms like viruses, fungi, plants and animals. To navigate a complex world, microbes use chemical signals to sense and..

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MWV Episode 66 - Curtis Suttle: Marine Virology


Published: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:52:00 +0000
Summary: In MicrobeWorld Video episode 66 Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Curtis Suttle, Professor of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Microbiology & Immunology, and Botany, and Associate Dean of Science University of British Columbia.  Dr. Suttle is one of the World's leading ..

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