Cultures Magazine Launch Event - MWV84

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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.

MWV #81 - Sheldon Campbell - The Singing Microbiologist

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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 about fungi, tick borne disease, tuberculosis and one that reviews all of microbiology in eight minutes. Dr. Campbell hasn't done any testing to see his songs are more effective at getting his message across but he does get the occasional...

Clinical and microbiological effects of Lactobacillus reuteri probiotics in the treatment of chronic periodontitis: a randomized placebo-controlled study

Aim The aim of this randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri-containing probiotic lozenges as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP). Material and Methods Thirty chronic periodontitis patients were recruited and monitored clinically and microbiologically at baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 weeks after therapy. All patients received one-stage full-mouth disinfection and randomly assigned over a test (SRP + probiotic, n = 15) or...
Authors: Wim Teughels, Andac Durukan, Onur Ozcelik, Martine Pauwels, Marc Quirynen, Mehmet Cenk Haytac

MWV Episode 76 - Jeffrey Almond - Vaccine Development

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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 contributions in the eradication of polio worldwide, Jeffrey transitioned into a career in industry working on vaccine development at Sanofi Pasteur. In March of 2013, Jeffrey was at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring conference to...

David Bhella: The Peter Wildy Award Talk (MWV75)

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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. Recorded live March 25, 2013 in Manchester, UK.

MWV Episode 74 - David Bhella - Electron-cryomicroscopy

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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 students the processes behind his science. Due to his work, David received the 2013 Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education. David's acceptance speech detailed his work with students as well as the stunning images he has produced through his...

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

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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 organisms can invent new functions. To do this, he has been using genome data in conjunction with experimental information to try and understand the mechanisms by which new functions have originated. Another area of interest for Eisen is the...

Bacterial Aerotaxis

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Aerotaxis is the movement of an organism in response to environmental oxygen concentrations, either towards or away from a given oxygen concentration. Many bacteria are microaerophilic meaning they prefer environments with low oxygen content. Higher or lower O2 content than the optimum are considered a repellant and bacteria will navigate towards the optimum. This animation is an overview of studying aerotaxis in motile bacteria.

Incidence of Cutaneous Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections, 1980-2009

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Dr. Lisa Drage, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the January 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which reveals a 3-fold increase in nontuberculous mycobacteria infections, verified by data collected from the Rochester Epidemiology Project. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/aaykljc

MWV Episode 66 - Curtis Suttle: Marine Virology

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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 marine virologists, and is among a small group of researchers that is credited with launching the field of marine virology. Dr. Maloy talks with Dr. Suttle about the incredible diversity of the ocean's microscopic inhabitants that...