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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
 
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. ...
 
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. ...
 
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These are not your grandparents’ X-Men. In X of Swords, the X-Men meet high fantasy! Lorraine and Ryan spoke to writer Tini Howard and artist Pepe Larraz about how they brought Tarot cards, dragons and, of course, swords into the explosive new X-Men comic series. We’ve also got a new WandaVision trailer, a new release date for Marvel Studios Black …
 
What is it like to meet your heroes and then join their team? Ms. Marvel and Sandra Saad both know the answer. Today, Lorraine sits down with Sandra Saad about what it was like to work with the star-studded cast of Marvel’s Avengers video game, and how her experience mirrors that of her character, Kamala Khan, getting to meet Captain America, Thor,…
 
The TWiM team explores how delivery of an enzyme into competitor cells leads to synthesis of (p)ppApp, depletion of ATP, deregulation of metabolic pathways, and cell death, and a refinement of our typical view of bacterial lag phase as a period of nonreplication. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt Become a patron of TWi…
 
Black Widow is back like you’ve never seen her before! Ryan sat down with Kelly Thompson to discuss the writer’s unique approach to the character, and how her work on other titles like Captain Marvel and Deadpool have prepared her for this exciting new comic series. Plus, Lorraine and James break down the latest Marvel news, including info. about t…
 
Starting today, you can assemble your own team of Avengers from the comfort of home! The release of Marvel’s Avengers video game is finally upon us. The hosts took a quick break from non-stop gameplay to chat with Director of Production Eric Monacelli. Eric shares secrets from the making of this larger than life game that lets you connect with play…
 
Marvel is 81 years old!! Hosts Ryan, Lorraine, and James celebrate the company’s 81st birthday by talking about… Mighty Marvel Insider Mania Artists like Jack Kirby and Joe Simon Reveal of Marvel-Fortnite Crossover Various heroes from Captain America to Runaways Eighty-One Years of Stories! Literally so many heroes…X-Men, Hulk, Daredevil, Thor…SO M…
 
The TWiM team reveals the genetic mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls from sequencing of DNA, and 100 million year old living bacteria recovered from marine sediments. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Elio’s Memoirs Genetic mysteries of Dead Sea Scrolls (C…
 
Marvel characters are able to do feats of superhuman ability with the help of super powers, but our guest this week, youtuber Michelle Khare makes videos discovering how actors train to make these characters come to life. We talk to Michelle about how she learns to do stunts like Black Widow, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and more for her series MK Ultra.…
 
The TWiMmers explore detection of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces in an ophthalmology examination room, the ability of stressed populations of Yersinia bacteria to survive antimicrobial treatment within host tissues, and how volatile organic chemicals produced by soil microbes attract arthropods which in turn disperse bacterial spores. Subscribe to TWiM (fr…
 
Marcus Parks talks about his love for The X-Men, how he got into podcasting, the origins of Last Podcast on the Left, and why Immortal Hulk is perfect for his listeners! It's Stark Week and we give you some Iron Man comics available to read on Marvel Unlimited to celebrate! Then we talk about even more news including a new US Agent book, Wiccan and…
 
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming to an end, but it promises to go out with a bang! Join Ryan and Lorraine as they chat with series star Elizabeth Henstridge, AKA Jemma Simmons, about all the twists and turns of Season 7, including Jemma’s directorial debut! And for even more exclusive behind-the-scenes content, the hosts called up with VFX…
 
*Read in announcer voice* Today, today, TODAY! Champion wrestler Xavier Woods brings the HEAT in the ultimate Marvel/wrestling podcast SHOWDOWN!!! Hear stories from the ring, and listen as hosts Ryan and James go toe to toe with the WWE superstar to determine once and for all if Gambit and Cyclops will live to see another day!!!! Plus, Artist Skott…
 
Mark Martin joins TWiM to describe nano-sized parasitic bacteria that inhabit humans, and the construction of whole-cell biosensors for detecting arsenic in drinking water. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michael Schmidt Guest: Mark O. Martin Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email. Bec…
 
The Empyre event is in full swing, and authors Chip Zdarsky and Anthony Oliveira have a fabulous offering: Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling #1. Ryan and Lorraine talk with the authors about all the European history that went in to writing this super-sized one shot. Our hosts also talk the new Marvel comics announced for October, missing San Diego …
 
The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, and over the years has tipped its hat to Marvel, another long standing American fiction. To learn more about The Simpsons’ inner workings Ryan and Lorraine talk to longtime writer and producer Al Jean about his work on the show, his Marvel fandom, and how to the two coincide. Ryan and Lorraine al…
 
TWiM reveals a potential mucus-busting weapon for patients with cystic fibrosis, and bacteria in the intestinal tract that can oxidize cholesterol, leading to lower levels of the lipid in blood. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode Biofilm eradication…
 
When you think of Marvel, what is the first place that comes to mind? Though the answer will vary from fan to fan, many will no doubt answer New York City. From Spider-Man swinging across the Manhattan skyline, to the Fantastic Four’s Headquarters in Midtown, to the real-life Marvel offices which have always touched the island metropolis, Marvel’s …
 
Once upon a time you’d pop some coins in a Hulk-sized machine to live out the fantasy of fighting as the X-Men for just a few minutes. Today, you can put Iron Man’s suit on for 8+ hours (though you should definitely take breaks) from the comfort of your own home. In this episode, Marvel’s Iron Man VR director Ryan Payton joins Ryan and Lorraine to …
 
TWiM reveals that methane-producing bacteria might survive beneath the surface of Mars, and identification of a cytopathogenic toxin in a bacterium associated with preterm birth. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Archaea could make methane on Mars (Sci Re…
 
Sure, you may know everything there is to know about the Fantastic Four, but how about the The Kree? Or the infamous Skrull? EMPYRE writers Al Ewing and Dan Slott think they just might, so Ryan and Lorraine are here to test their knowledge. Along the way, they learn some tantalizing secrets about Marvel’s upcoming series EMPYRE, an enormous comic e…
 
Marvel’s Avengers War Table just went live! The War Table included amazing game footage from the upcoming video game Marvel’s Avengers which is coming out this fall. In order to learn more about the plot, characters, and format of the game Ryan and Lorraine talk with Scot Amos, Head of Studio for Crystal Dynamics. They discuss how they decided on w…
 
Lonely? Have you ever wished you could enjoy the companionship of a decapitated super hero shouting obscenities at you? Well now you can! The brand new, interactive Marvel Legends Deadpool’s Head from Hasbro is now available, and Marvel Director of Product Development Jesse Falcon is here to give you the inside scoop on its creation. If you stick a…
 
The TWiM discusses eradicating racism in academia and STEM, and a peptide from commensal bacteria that protects skin from damage caused by MRSA Become a patron of TWiM Links for this episode: Responsibility in academic research Improving equity in faculty hiring (MBoC) #ShutDownSTEM Peptide protects skin from microbial damage (AAC) Agr phase varian…
 
Today Ryan and Lorraine are joined by Marvel’s Voices host Angeliqué Roché. The Marvel’s Voices podcast tells the stories behind Marvel storytellers and Angeliqué came on to continue to elevate Black voices within our community. We share clips from previous seasons’ interview with Jesse J Holland, author of the novel Black Panther: Who is the Black…
 
The TWiM team explains how breathing can transmit SARS-CoV-2, and how lack of breathing leads to loss of mitochondria in a multicellular parasitic animal. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Science) Why social distancing is important (NY Times) Parasite without mitochondria (PNAS) Letters read on T…
 
First and foremost, This Week In Marvel would like to acknowledge the current state of unrest in the United States, and to express our commitment to solidarity with the Black community. In addition to the latest Marvel news, this week's episode features a statement of support from Ryan, Lorraine, and James, an honest conversation with rapper/actor …
 
Agent Phil Coulson is the glue that holds the Avengers together. Now, a major chapter in the character’s story comes to a close with the premiere of the final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In this episode, Actor Clark Gregg joins Ryan to reflect on the character’s impressive legacy, spanning from Iron Man to Endgame and beyond. Plus, as…
 
The TWiM team explains an experimental vaccine to prevent E. coli urinary tract infections, and the remarkable three-way symbiosis of narnaviruses, bacteria, and fungi. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode Developing a vaccine for UTI (mBio) Narnaviru…
 
Jean Grey vs Iron Man. Storm vs Thor. Who would you pick? And if Sophia Petrillo from The Golden Girls were a Marvel hero, who would she be? Between Marvel Battle Royale 2020 taking over social media, and Ryan + Lorraine’s 2020 Golden Girls-Marvel Mashup™ tearing friendships apart, this week is full of tough decisions. Thankfully, King Deadpool of …
 
July 3rd turns out to be an auspicious day! Iron Man VR comes out and the musical Hamilton is being released on Disney +. Ryan, Lorraine, and James also celebrate the announcement of a new comic book, MAESTRO, coming in August as well as some exciting digital releases. Then James and Ryan invite their friend and Broadway star Nik Walker on to talk …
 
True believers, rejoice: Marvel Comics is back! Beginning May 27th with brand new issues of the Avengers, Doctor Aphra, and more, Marvel will resume Wednesday releases for new comics and collections. And with new soundtrack releases, new Disney+ content, and a Kids’ Choice Award for Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame to boot, Ryan and Lorraine have a…
 
From Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther 2' to 'Thor: Love and Thunder,' as well as THREE more MCU titles, 2022 is going to be a whirlwind! So listen up because Ryan and Lorraine have got the details on every upcoming film and TV release from Marvel Studios! Plus, with May 4th just around the corner, we of course have to sneak in a little bit of Star Wa…
 
The TWiM team discuses saliva as more sensitive for SARS-CoV-2 detection in COVID-19 patients than nasopharyngeal swab and how Mycobacterium tuberculosis sulfolipid-1 activates nociceptive neurons and induces cough. Links for this episode: Preventing the next pandemic (NY Times) COVID-19 treatment guidelines (NIH) Saliva sensitive for SARS-CoV-2 de…
 
Without Chris Claremont, there is no X-Men. Or, at the very least, the X-Men would hardly be the phenomenon they are today. In this episode, Ryan and Lorraine sit down with the writer to discuss his life and how his pioneering work on X-Men and other stories shaped comics for generations to come. Plus, as always, we bring you the latest Marvel news…
 
Hilarious, fun, and full of great stories, Preeti Chhibber is the author of Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal and the upcoming Marvel Avengers Assembly #1. Listen as she takes us back to the first time she met Ryan, a story that includes making realizations about Tom Holland’s height and embarrassing herself in fron…
 
A ferret model for infection by SARS-CoV-2, and how Neolithization lead to emergence of a human bacterial pathogen. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt Links for this episode: Infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets (Cell Host Micr) Neolithization led to emergence of Salmonella enterica (Nat E…
 
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