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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 sci...Show More
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New Engaging Approaches for Science Communication

0:00 | Aug 6th, 2018

Science communication experts discuss creative ways (like variations of escape-the-room, the Up-Goer Five Challenge, or edible learning aids) to get people to interact with science. Jennifer Gardy, Kathryn (KT) Elliott, and Dave Westenberg discuss th...Show More
Disease Detective - Anne Schuchat - Principal Deputy Director of CDC

0:00 | Jul 14th, 2018

CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat has extensive experience in global health and science advocacy. Jennifer Gardy interviews Schuchat about emerging disease threats and what advice for early-career scientists Schuchat can offer. Schuchat tal...Show More
MWV 112 - Astronaut Kate Rubins on TWiV, live from Microbe 2017

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2017

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 Conda...Show More
MWV 111 (audio only) TWiM live at Microbe: Rigor, lotteries, and moonshots

1:16:34 | Jun 20th, 2017

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 Scha...Show More
MWV 110 - How to Create Agar Art Using Living Microbes (Audio Only)

06:35 | Mar 1st, 2017

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...Show More
MWV 109 - The Never-ending Vaccine Race (Audio Only)

1:00:16 | Feb 27th, 2017

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...Show More
MWV 108 - My First Microscope

0:00 | Nov 17th, 2016

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 Scavon...Show More
MWV 107 The Necrobiome: Microbial Life After Death - Audio Only

1:08:54 | Oct 20th, 2016

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

1:07:11 | Aug 8th, 2016

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

03:30 | May 20th, 2016

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 Illus...Show More
MWV 103 (audio only): A plague of pathogens - TWiM #121 Live at ASM Biodefense

1:01:08 | Feb 11th, 2016

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

1:00:58 | Jan 29th, 2016

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 ...Show More
MWV 101: TWiM 115 - Profiling the Poglianos

0:00 | Nov 23rd, 2015

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. Visi...Show More
MWV 101(aduio only) - Profiling the Poglianos (TWiM 115)

56:54 | Nov 23rd, 2015

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 antibio...Show More
MWV 100 (audio only) - Milestones in Blue: TWiM 114 live at the University of Michigan

1:11:21 | Nov 6th, 2015

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 labor...Show More
MWV 99 - Microbial Monsters (Audio Only)

04:23 | Oct 26th, 2015

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 ...Show More
MWV 98 (Audio Only) - TWiM #113: Waves of Change

53:47 | Oct 23rd, 2015

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 s...Show More
MWV 97 - TWiV #352 Science Art with Michele Banks (Audio Only)

41:47 | Aug 30th, 2015

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 Artologica...Show More
MWV96 - Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (Audio Only)

1:05:41 | Jun 30th, 2015

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...Show More
MWV Episode 95 - The Power of Fungal Genetics (Audio Only)

07:06 | Mar 28th, 2015

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

1:02:59 | Mar 4th, 2015

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

1:06:38 | Jan 9th, 2015

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)

1:30:56 | Nov 24th, 2014

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 featur...Show More
MWV 91 | TWiV 310 - From bacteriophage to retroviruses with Ann Skalka (Audio Only)

59:42 | Nov 9th, 2014

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 M...Show More
MWV90 (audio only) - This Week in Microbiology #90 - Think globally, act locally

1:03:02 | Oct 30th, 2014

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 Cou...Show More
MWV Episode 89 - The Water Supply (Audio Only)

57:46 | Oct 13th, 2014

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 Mu...Show More
MWV Episode 88 - This Week in Virology #300 - So Happy Together (Audio Version)

1:40:26 | Aug 31st, 2014

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...Show More
MWV087 (audio only): TWiV #291: Ft. Collins abuzz with virologists

1:06:07 | Jul 1st, 2014

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 ...Show More
MWV Episode 86 - The Microbiology of Cheese (Audio only)

1:09:17 | Jun 11th, 2014

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 ...Show More
MWV Episode 85 - This Week in Virology: Boston TWiV Party (Audio Only)

1:35:18 | May 25th, 2014

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 Infec...Show More
MWV Episode 83 - This Week in Virology 270: Live from ASM Biodefense in Washington, D.C. (Audio Only)

1:25:24 | Feb 2nd, 2014

Listen to 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 sho...Show More
MWV #82 (audio only): Rob Knight - The Microbiome Project

11:32 | Jan 9th, 2014

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, g...Show More
MWV #81 (audio only): Sheldon Campbell - The Singing Microbiologist

06:21 | Nov 20th, 2013

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 son...Show More
MWV #80 (audio only) - Harald zur Hausen - Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

15:59 | Oct 17th, 2013

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 w...Show More
MWV Episode 79 - The Microbiology of Beer (Audio Version)

1:14:31 | Oct 11th, 2013

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, gr...Show More
MWV Episode 78 / This Week in Microbiology 64: URI and UTI at ICAAC in Denver (Audio)

1:18:56 | Sep 18th, 2013

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 ...Show More
MWV Episode 77 / This Week in Virology 250 (Audio)- Wookie Viruses

1:30:33 | Sep 15th, 2013

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 fac...Show More
MWV #76 (audio only) - Jeffrey Almond - Vaccine Development

16:37 | Aug 23rd, 2013

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 co...Show More
MWV75 - David Bhella: The Peter Wildy Award Talk (Audio Only)

54:56 | Jul 30th, 2013

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.
MWV #74 (audio only) - David Bhella - Electron-cryomicroscopy

12:35 | Jul 16th, 2013

Dr. David Bhella studies the structural components of viruses using the techniques of electron-cryomicroscopy and image analysis. In addition to his research, David participates with the Glasgow Science Centre in public outreach to help teach student...Show More
MWV Episode 73 - Shutting Down the Government: Anthrax and Yellow Fever (Audio Only)

58:14 | Jul 9th, 2013

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 di...Show More
MWV #71 (audio only) TWiM Live at ASM GM in Denver

1:43:11 | May 24th, 2013

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 Fleis...Show More
MWV Episode 70 (Audio only) - Microbes After Hours - West Nile Virus

1:15:47 | May 7th, 2013

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 mov...Show More
MWV Episode 69 (audio only) - Richard Cogdell - Bacterial Photosynthesis

09:17 | Apr 16th, 2013

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...Show More
MWV Episode 68 (audio only) - Threading the NEIDL: TWiV Goes Inside a BSL-4

56:49 | Mar 6th, 2013

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 NE...Show More
MWV 67 - The Secret Language of Bacteria (Audio Only)

55:20 | Feb 4th, 2013

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 ...Show More
MWV Episode 66 (audio only) - Curtis Suttle: Marine Virology

09:52 | Jan 15th, 2013

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 lead...Show More
MWV Episode 65 (audio only): Natalie Prystajecky - Norovirus

08:19 | Nov 20th, 2012

In episode 65 of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Natalie Prystajecky Ph.D., Environmental Public Health Microbiologist, BCCDC Public Health Microbiology and Reference Laboratory, about her work with norovirus. This episode was filmed at...Show More
MWV Episode 64 (audio only) - Anne Tanner: Microbes of the Mouth

09:06 | Sep 4th, 2012

In episode 64 of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Anne Tanner Ph.D., BDS, MDCH (Hon.), Associate Professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine about her research into dental caries and the oral microbiome. This episode was filmed at the...Show More
MWV Episode 63 (audio only) - Forest Rohwer: Microbes of the ocean, coral reefs and the human lung

09:00 | Aug 3rd, 2012

In episode 63 of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Forest Rohwer Ph.D., Professor of Biology, San Diego State University, about his research on the microbes of the ocean, coral reefs and the human lung. This episode was filmed at the Amer...Show More
MWV Episode 61 (Audio Only) - Richard Lenski: Evolution in a Flask

12:06 | Jun 1st, 2012

In episode 61 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, Canada on February 17th, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Richard Lenski Ph.D., Hannah Professor of Microbial Ecology, Michiga...Show More
MWV Episode 60 - ASM at the USA Science and Engineering Festival (Audio Only)

07:19 | May 21st, 2012

The American Society for Microbiology at the USA Science and Engineering Festival 2012 in Washington, D.C. Learn what kids have to say about the science and microbiology and the various educational resources ASM offers to students, teachers and paren...Show More
MWV Episode 59 (Audio Only) - Anne K. Jones - Cyanobacteria's Potential as a Fuel Product

06:34 | Apr 13th, 2012

In episode 59 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada on February 17, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Anne Jones, D. Phil., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry ...Show More
MWV Episode 58 - TWiV Live in Dublin (Audio Only)

1:06:21 | Apr 1st, 2012

Listen to Vincent Racaniello and guests Connor Bamford, Ron Fouchier, Wendy Barclay and Richard Elliott, in a live-streaming episode of This Week in Virology from the Society for General Microbiology 2012 Spring Conference in Dublin, Ireland. In his ...Show More
MWV Episode 57 (Audio) - Ron Atlas: Publication of H5N1 Research

06:46 | Mar 7th, 2012

In episode 57 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada on February 18, 2012, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Ron Atlas Ph.D., Chair of ASM's Biodefense Committee and Professor ...Show More
MWV Episode 56 (Audio) - The H5N1 Research Discussion

1:09:39 | Mar 6th, 2012

Listen to the audio from the ASMBiodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., of the discussion on the controversial NSABB’s publication recommendations for the NIH-funded research on the transmissi...Show More
MWV Episode 55 - Francis Arnold: Laboratory Evolution

03:57 | Oct 18th, 2011

In episode 55 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Francis H. Arnold, Ph.D., Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chem...Show More
MWV Episode 54 - TWiM Live at ICAAC 2011 (audio only)

1:29:26 | Sep 27th, 2011

Episode 54 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy on September 17, 2011, features a live recorded video episode of This Week in Microbiology (TWiM), a podcast about life on Earth. Ho...Show More
MWV Episode 53 - TWiV Live in the Windy City (audio only)

1:26:14 | Sep 27th, 2011

Episode 53 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy on September 17, 2011, features a live recorded video episode of This Week in Virology (TWiV), a podcast about viruses. Host Vincent...Show More
MWV Episode 52 - Diane Harper: HPV Vaccine Efficacy

09:28 | Sep 8th, 2011

In episode 52 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H, Professor in the departments of Community a...Show More
MWV Episode 51 - David Relman: The Stability of the Human Microbiome (Audio)

06:31 | Jul 6th, 2011

In episode 51 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with David Relman, M.D., Thomas M. and Joan C. Merigan Professor, Departmen...Show More
MWV 50 Audio Version - This Week in Microbiology Live in NOLA

1:26:34 | Jun 17th, 2011

In episode 50 of MicrobeWorld Video, Vincent, Michael, and Stanley recorded episode #8 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, with guests Andreas Baümler, Nicole Dubilier, and Paul Rainey. They s...Show More
MWV 49 Audio Version - TWiV Live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans

1:26:48 | May 31st, 2011

Vincent and guests Rachel Katzenellenbogen, Roger Hendrix, and Harmit Malik recorded TWiV #135 live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, where they discussed transformation and oncogenesis by human papillomaviruses, the amazing collection ...Show More
MWV 48 Audio Version - Emerging Diseases: The Importance of Early Warning and Surveillance Systems

09:37 | Apr 21st, 2011

In episode 48 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Stephen S. Morse, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Foundi...Show More
MWV 47 Audio Version - Interview with Larry Madoff, Editor of ProMED-mail

07:40 | Apr 1st, 2011

In episode 47 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 20, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with the Editor of ProMED Mail, Lawrence Madoff, MD, Professor of Medicine,...Show More
MWV Episode 46 - One Health and the Lessons Learned from the 1999 West Nile Virus Outbreak

08:03 | Mar 23rd, 2011

In episode 46 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Tracey McNamara, professor of pathology at Western University of Health Sciences College ...Show More
MWV Episode 45 - Metabolomics and the Microbiome

08:48 | Mar 11th, 2011

In episode 45 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Jeremy Nicholson, Head of the Department of Surgery & Cancer at Imperial College London, a...Show More
MWV Episode 44 - Investigating the Origins of Disease with Beatrice Hahn

10:28 | Mar 2nd, 2011

In episode 44 of MicrobeWorld Video filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., Dr. Stan Maloy talks with Beatrice Hahn, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the University of Alabama at B...Show More
MWV Episode 43 - USA Science and Engineering Festival - Part 2 (audio only)

14:49 | Dec 8th, 2010

On October 23 2010, MicrobeWorld attended the first annual USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In part 2 of this two-part video, Stanley Maloy, Dean of the College of Science at San Diego State University, co...Show More
MWV Episode 42 - USA Science and Engineering Festival - Part 1 (audio only)

13:54 | Nov 19th, 2010

On October 23 2010, MicrobeWorld attended the first annual USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In part 1 of this two-part video, Stanley Maloy, Dean of the College of Science at San Diego State University, ta...Show More
MWV Episode 41 - Inside the Mind's Eye: Communicating Science in a New Media Era (mp3)

1:13:00 | Nov 1st, 2010

Blogs, podcasts, and other new media outlets have changed the way people get their news. Immediate access to information presents new opportunities as well as challenges for science communication. Watch Carl Zimmer, science writer for the New Yor...Show More
MWV Episode 40 - ICAAC Boston 2010

1:01:53 | Sep 19th, 2010

MicrobeWorld Video and This Week in Virology team up to bring you a tour of the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Boston. In this episode the host of TWiV, Vincent Racaniello, speaks with exhibitors...Show More
MWV Episode 39 - Carl Zimmer: Newspapers, Blogs, and Other Vectors: Infecting Minds with Science in the Age of New Media (30 min.)

31:00 | Jul 19th, 2010

On May 25th, 2010 science writer Carl Zimmer gave a keynote address at the American Society for Microbiology's General Meeting in San Diego, California. The presentation entitled “Newspapers, Blogs, and Other Vectors: Infecting Minds with Science in...Show More
MWV Episode 38 - Influenza surveillance: Should we be monitoring swine herds?

20:39 | Jun 22nd, 2010

Pandemic H1N1 virus may be or may soon become endemic in large modern swine confinement facilities. Despite this, there is a paucity of influenza surveillance that is currently being conducted among swine populations. Watch Dr. Jeff Fox, Features ...Show More
MWV Episode 37 - Global warming may spur new fungal diseases

20:21 | Jun 21st, 2010

Watch Dr. Jeff Fox, Features Editor for Microbe Magazine talk with Arturo Casadevall, MD, Ph.D., the editor-in-chief of mBio, the new online, open-access journal from the American Society for Microbiology, about an opinion/hypothesis article he co-au...Show More
MWV Episode 36 - Why Write? Communicating Your Results to Further Scientific Knowledge

15:17 | Apr 23rd, 2010

On March 18, 2010, Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School and ASM President, gave a presentation to a group of graduate and postdoctoral students on why scientists need to be able to communicate effectively. This talk opened up the 2010 ASM Scientifi...Show More
MWV Episode 35 - The Dish with Eddie Holmes

48:36 | Mar 8th, 2010

From the flu to HIV, RNA viruses challenge our immune systems like no other infectious agent on the planet. RNA viruses provide unique insights into the patterns and processes of evolutionary change in real time. The study of viral evolution is espec...Show More
MWV Episode 34 - mHealth: Infectious Disease in a Mobile Age

06:07 | Feb 25th, 2010

Mobile health or mHealth is part of a movement towards citizen-centered health services delivered through cellular technologies. Mobile phones in particular are becoming a first line of defense against emerging infectious diseases by keeping healthca...Show More
MWV Episode 33 - Food Safety 101

07:10 | Dec 1st, 2009

Whether you are making lunch for work, school or a summer picnic, knowing what food to pack and how to prepare it can be the difference between enjoying your day or going home sick. From recent peanut butter and pistachio nut recalls to E. coli outbr...Show More
MWV Episode 32 - Healthy Pet, Healthy You

06:18 | Sep 28th, 2009

Animal, human and environmental health are inexorably intertwined. Diseases are making the jump from animals to humans and vice-versa at an increasing pace. The emergence of animal borne diseases such as Avian flu, Ebola, and most recently H1N1 (swin...Show More
MWV Episode 31 - Tiny Conspiracies

1:14:22 | Aug 18th, 2009

Bacteria communicate with chemical languages that allow them to synchronize their behavior and thereby act as multi-cellular organisms. This process, called quorum sensing, enables bacteria to do things they canât do as a single cell, like successful...Show More
MWV Episode 30 - Biofuels in Puerto Rico

06:51 | Jun 30th, 2009

Puerto Rico is widely known as the "La Isla del Encanto," which translated means "The Island of Enchantment." And while its beaches, tropical rain forest, and biolumescent bays are wonders of nature, the island is not without its problems. From energ...Show More
MWV Episode 29 - This Week in Virology Live in Philly

1:08:38 | May 27th, 2009

MicrobeWorld Video presents episode 33 of This Week in Virology. Hosts Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Dick Despommier and guest Raul Andino recorded TWiV live at the ASM General Meeting in Philadelphia, where they discussed increased arterial blood p...Show More
MWV Episode 28 - Cheese and Microbes

06:54 | May 13th, 2009

Fine cheeses are like fine wines. Producing and aging them properly is both an art and a science. From cave-aging to the use of raw milk, watch Dr. Catherine Donnelley, Co-director of the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheeses, describe the microbial ...Show More
MWV Episode 27 - ASMCUE

04:21 | Mar 20th, 2009

The American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) is an interactive four-day conference on scientific updates and effective teaching strategies. Now in its 16th year, the conference attracts over 300 microbiology a...Show More
MWV Episode 26 - Germ Proof Your Kids

05:17 | Jan 22nd, 2009

Parents are often presented with conflicting messages about germs and cleanliness. On the one hand, the news headlines warn us about dangerous "superbugs." On the other hand, there is growing concern that over-cleaning and excessive hygiene may weake...Show More
MWV Episode 25 - Bacteria Lab

06:15 | Dec 19th, 2008

What kinds of bacteria are growing in your sink or your refrigerator? How about on your keyboard at work? Does soap really reduce the amount of bacteria on your hands? Dr. Keith Lampel of the Food and Drug Administration helps citizen scientists dis...Show More
MWV Episode 24 - An Iconography of Contagion

07:39 | Nov 26th, 2008

In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video we visit the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., for the opening of "An Iconography of Contagion," an art exhibition featuring more than 20 public health posters from the 1920s to the 1990s. Coverin...Show More
MWV Episode 23 - Antibiotics: Is a Strong Offense the Best Defense? Part 3

36:12 | Nov 10th, 2008

In the final episode of this 3 part video series on how to optimize antibiotic use and how to minimize the emergence of drug resistant pathogens, Dr. Linda Tollefson, Assistant Commissioner for Science at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, goes i...Show More
MWV Episode 22 - Antibiotics: Is a Strong Offense the Best Defense? Part 2

27:35 | Oct 30th, 2008

On September 18, 2008 at the Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C., Dr. Stuart Levy, professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dr. Linda Tollefson, Assistant Commissioner for Science at the U.S. ...Show More
MWV Episode 21 - Antibiotics: Is a Strong Offense the Best Defense? Part 1

25:59 | Oct 17th, 2008

Will we become defenseless against bacteria? Will bacteria always find a way to infect and even kill us? The emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria poses an enormous problem around the world. Scientists believe that the overuse of anti...Show More
MWV Episode 20 - The Singing Toxicologist

05:34 | Sep 16th, 2008

He's been referred to as the "Elvis of E. coli", the "Sinatra of Salmonella," and in this episode of MicrobeWorld Video the "singing toxicologist." Whatever you call him, Carl Winter, Extension Food Toxicologist and Director of the FoodSafe Program a...Show More
MWV Episode 19 - West Nile Virus

06:05 | Aug 18th, 2008

West Nile virus entered the United States in 1999 and is now considered a seasonal epidemic that starts in the summer and continues into the fall. First isolated in Uganda in 1937, the virus can cause severe human meningitis or encephalitis in 1% of ...Show More
MWV Episode 18 - One Health

14:00 | Aug 1st, 2008

Ronald Atlas, former President for the American Society for Microbiology, discusses the new One Health Initiative that recognizes the inter-relationships among human, animal, and environmental health and seeks to enhance communication, cooperation, a...Show More
MWV Episode 17 - Return to Zambia

05:42 | Jun 10th, 2008

The American Society for Microbiology is helping African nations foster a scientific community that is better able to address thecurrent and future problems that threaten not only the local population, but the world at large. Like many African countr...Show More
MWV Episode 16 - Canary in a Coal Mine

05:53 | May 1st, 2008

Coral reefs are dying a death of a thousand cuts and their disappearance threatens not only the incredibly diverse ecosystem that depends on them, but also human health and welfare. In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video marine scientists Ove Hoegh-G...Show More
MWV Episode 15 - Modern Transportation and Infectious Disease

05:39 | Apr 4th, 2008

From your local bus route to international air travel, infectious diseases can spread across the globe in a matter of hours. In this video podcast episode filmed at the Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C., Stephen Eubank from the Virginia Bio...Show More
MWV Episode 14 - HIV/AIDS Education in America

06:16 | Mar 3rd, 2008

In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video we ask some leading researchers, education specialists, and public health officials about the state of HIV/AIDS education in America and ideas they have to support the teaching of microbial evolution using the la...Show More
MWV Episode 13 - Microbe Lab

04:37 | Feb 5th, 2008

MicrobeWorld visits the Marian Koshland Science Museum for "Microbe Lab," a free day of activities for the general public. In this episode we interview Erika Shugart, deputy director of the Koshland Museum, about "Microbe Lab" and the Crack Koshie's...Show More
MWV Episode 12 - Petri Dish Circus

07:04 | Jan 8th, 2008

See the history of microbiology in nine scenes of gags, burlesque, drollery and song. Produced by Active Cultures, the vernacular theatre of Maryland, Petri Dish Circus is a play loosely based off of the classic non fiction novel Microbe Hunters by ...Show More
MWV Episode 11 - The Maloy Lab

09:08 | Dec 5th, 2007

MicrobeWorld visits The Maloy Lab at San Diego State University to talk with Professor Stanley Maloy and three grad students, Dave Matthews, Gerardo Perez and Veronica Casas, about their research. The Maloy Lab focuses on the genetics and physiology ...Show More