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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. ...
 
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The TWiM team reviews how variants of P. aeruginosa survive antimicrobial treatment, and a decrease in the antimicrobial resistance of the gut microbiome in the presence of the fungus C. albicans. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Phoenix colony variants of P. aeruginosa (AAC) Candida and the gut microbiota (mSphere) Music used on TW…
 
Hellllooooo Marvelites! This week in Marvel is a big one! Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and Marvel Studios’ Loki released new trailers! And some BREAKING NEWS: Avengers Campus is opening soon! Summer 2021 is going to be a Ding Dang Delight! Ryan and Lorraine also go behind-the-scenes with Dan Slott, and Tom Brevoort about the legendary Marvel Method …
 
Are you ready for some sweet, sweet chin music? You better be because we have WWE legend Shawn Michaels AKA The Heartbreak Kid on the show! TWIM is starting April off with a bang! Marvel’s MODOK revealed new guest stars, Lucasfilm announced an Obi-Wan Kenobi event series exclusively on Disney+, and JOHN ROMITA JR. is returning to Marvel!! But that’…
 
Elio reveals his thoughts on the big themes of modern microbiology, followed by an analysis of the gut microbiome in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Parkinson’s disease gut microbiome (NPJ Parkinsons) Sequencing data as compositions (Bioinformatics) Gut microbiota in mouse Parkinson’s model (Cell)…
 
What do Alison Brie, She-Hulk, Teyonah Parris, Kathryn Hahn, Brie Larson, and Squirrel Girl all have in common? They’ve each been spotlighted on an episode of the Women of Marvel podcast. As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we’re putting the focus on the show that celebrates women all year long. Women of Marvel hosts Ellie Pyle, Angélique Ro…
 
Still clamoring for more Marvel Studios’ WandaVision? We’ve got you covered. Today, cinematographer Jess Hall shares (almost) all his secrets about how he helped craft the many unforgettable looks of the series. But first, Ryan, Lorraine, and James have comics announcements to share (Marvel Voices Pride #1, Gamma Flight, to name a few), games news …
 
With Marvel Studios’ WandaVision now complete, director Matt Shakman joins Ryan and Lorraine for an exclusive conversation about the making of the mind-blowing series. And when you’re done listening and get sad knowing it’s over, just remember that it’s almost time to watch Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier! Plus, as always, we’ve g…
 
To celebrate ten years, TWiM asks former hosts and guests to provide their thoughts on how microbiology has contributed to our understanding of the microbial world. Links for this episode: Neisseria LINES up: TWiM #1 Music used on TWiM is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission. Send your microbiology questions and comment…
 
Captain America punched Hitler in the face 80 years ago this week, and we’re celebrating the star-spangled Avenger’s anniversary by saluting Jack Kirby, one of the legendary Marvel artists who first brought Cap to life. Join us for an interview with author Tom Scioli about his wonderful book, “Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics.” On to…
 
Spider-Man: No Way Home (not Home Slice, not Home-Wrecker, not Phone Home) will be here soon! Marvel Studios Loki is will be here even sooner! And in the meantime, we have everything from Marvel Studios Wandavision to the Marvel/Method podcast to enjoy. Join Ryan and Lorraine as they discuss all this and more! In addition, we’re celebrating Black H…
 
In this episode, hiring and training expectations for future biomedical life sciences faculty, and the roles of bacterial symbionts in deep-sea hydrothermal vent tubeworms. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Expectations for life sciences faculty (Life Sci Edu) Academic career readiness assessment (UCSF) Tubeworm bacterial symbionts (…
 
Yet ANOTHER new series is coming to Disney+: Marvel Studios’ Assembled! In addition to sharing details about this behind-the-scenes look at the MCU, Ryan and Lorraine discuss the announcement of Marvel’s Avengers Operation: Hawkeye – Future Imperfect, as well as some exciting news about the Marvel/Method podcast! Then, Lorraine chats with musician …
 
Today Ryan and Lorraine uphold the show’s promise of delivering the latest in games, comics, movies, TV, and more by featuring all of that in one mighty episode! The cast of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, a trailer for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, a celebration of 30 years of Deadpool…we’ve got all. Plus, Lorraine chats with recording…
 
New shows coming to Disney+! Yes, you read that right. Shows. Plural. Between a television deal with Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media, a trailer for Marvel’s Behind The Mask, new Marvel Studios' WandaVision merch, and so much more that there isn’t enough room to type it all, this is an absolutely jam-packed episode. Luckily, Ryan, Lorraine, and James…
 
In this episode, how DNA of giant viruses has contributed extensively to the genome of green algae, and inhibition of E. coli virulence by a metabolic product of arachidonic acid in the intestinal epithelium. Links for this episode: Giant viral DNA shapes genomes of green algae (Nature) James Van Etten Darwin’s Radio Arachidonic acid and E. coli vi…
 
Witness a world without The Avengers in Heroes Reborn! Ryan and Lorraine discuss the announcement of the brand new comic series, which explores what the Marvel Universe would look like if iconic heroes like Captain America and Iron Man had never assembled. Then, Ryan ventures down under for a conversation with Mark Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zach R…
 
Behind the Mask is coming to Disney+ and Ryan and Lorraine are sharing everything we know so far! We’ve also got the latest on Miles Morales: Spider-Man #25, some Must Have merchandise, and more! Later, guest Evan Narcisse recounts his experience as a writer and entertainment journalist, working on comics like Rise of the Black Panther, and even st…
 
The TWiM team reviews Salmonella colonization of three-dimensional miniature intestinal organs, and identification of a circadian clock in a non-photosynthetic prokaryote. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Salmonella colonization of enteroids (mBio) Circadian clock in nonphotosynthetic prokaryote (Science) Image credit Music used on …
 
From Black Panther to Venom and everything in between, Ryan and Lorraine preview the brand new comics debuting this April! Then, take a peek at the newest episode of Marvel’s Declassified: “The Rise and Fall and Rise of Captain Marvel.” Later, Lorraine calls writer/producer/director Joey Richter and actor Steve Zaragoza to talk about “Wayward Guide…
 
The TWiM team reviews the movie Jezebel, played against the background of the yellow fever epidemic of 1853 in New Orleans, and prokaryotic viperins, ancestors of the eukaryotic enzymes that synthesize antiviral molecules. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this…
 
Step aside Avengers, and make way for Brute Force! Actor/comedian/producer/director Paul Scheer joins us to talk about “Lost & Found,” his bonkers episode of Marvel’s 616 on Disney+, in which he reveals a treasure trove of Marvel characters ripe for rediscovery. Ryan, Lorraine, and James also spy a Jack Kirby easter egg in Disney-Pixar’s Soul, disc…
 
In this final week of 2020, Ryan and Lorraine are geared up to talk about what’s to come from Marvel in 2021. Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Solider, and Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye are just the tip of the iceberg! And stay tuned for a reading of Marvel Tales, “The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same:…
 
Happy Holidays from the This Week in Marvel crew! Ryan and Lorraine are taking it back this week and running down some of their favorite Marvel moments of 2020 in anticipation for the year to come. To top it off, they re-visit one of their favorite episodes of the year: The Multiverse Explained. And don’t worry, there’s still some great comic launc…
 
TWiM explores the use of a bacterial protein to make highly conductive microbial nanowires, and how modulin proteins seed the formation of amyloid, a key component of S. aureus biofilms. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode Amyloid formation for S. au…
 
Ryan and Lorraine are back this week to talk Marvel Studios: Legends, a look-back into the all the heroes, villains and events from the MCU in anticipation for what’s to come! Speaking of legends, ‘90s ska punk band Less Than Jake joins the show today and spills on their less than ambiguous band name, their Marvel origins and how the music industry…
 
It’s a BIG week in the Marvel Universe! Ryan, Lorraine and James take us through the latest additions to the Marvel Studios slate. And -- It’s the MOTHER-FREAKIN’ Undertaker!! Ryan and James are joined by the man, the myth, the legend – WWE's The Undertaker, who gives his take on the connection between comic-book storytelling and professional wrest…
 
Mark Martin returns to TWiM for a discussion of a predatory bacterium appropriately named Vampirococcus lugosii, and Elio reveals how bacteria can be used on the International Space Station to efficiently extract rare earth elements in microgravity. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Space Station biomining (Nat Comm) Reductive evolut…
 
’Tis the season when DARKNESS REIGNS! As the Venom saga reaches its definitive chapter, Ryan and Lorraine are kicking off the holidays by chatting with comic creators Donny Cates, Devin Lewis, and Ryan Stegman about the making of the pivotal event. Leaving room for a bit of jolly holly, the hosts also share some of their favorite items from our 202…
 
Without Japanese Spider-Man, there is no Power Rangers, no Ultraman. So goodbye Peter Parker and hello Takuya Yamashiro! In celebration of Marvel’s 616, the brand new Disney+ documentary series, Ryan and Lorraine spoke to Executive Producer David Gelb, who directed the first episode of the show, which traces the history of the legendary 1970s Japan…
 
In this episode of TWiM, control of Campylobacter in raw chicken by zinc oxide nanoparticles in packaging material, and Salmonella enterica genomes from a16th century epidemic in Mexico. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Zinc oxide nanoparticles in raw meat packing (Appl Env Micro) Campylobacter, an emerging foodborne pathogen (Emerg…
 
In this special Sirius XM premiere, we take a look back at some of our favorite moments in This Week in Marvel history. Join your hosts, Ryan Penagos, Lorraine Cink, and James Monroe Iglehart, as they deliver all the Marvel info on comics, video games, toys, TV, film, and beyond! Timecodes: 2:00 News 20:10 Clark Gregg 31:31 Into the Spider-Verse 43…
 
Here comes Spider-Cat! Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is out and we have the three main writers, Evan Narcisse, Mary Kenney, Ben Arfmann on the show to talk about all the work that goes into writing a video game. The excitement doesn’t stop there, because the Disney + release date for Marvel Studios’ WandaVision has been announced, and Ryan, Lo…
 
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month this November, we are bringing you an interview with Werewolf By Night writers Taboo (yes, the Taboo from Black Eyed Peas) and B. Earl about Marvel’s newest Indigenous hero! We’ve also got the scoop on the suit inspired by Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse coming to the Spider-Man: Miles Morales video…
 
In this episode of TWiM, the hidden biochemical diversity in soil-dwelling Actinobacteria that could lead to a second Golden Era of antibiotic discovery, and structures of glideosome components reveals the mechanism of gliding in apicomplexan parasites. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Cryptic or silent? (mBio) The Streptomyces chro…
 
It's Halloween weekend, so it's time to get spooky! First some news- Marvel Made is back with a limited-edition Chris Claremont collection, a Lucha Libre collaboration, and a way to own your favorite props and costumes from Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D! Then Ryan, James, and Lorraine tell spooky Marvel stories to each other that were found in the…
 
Worlds collide! The Marvel universe has officially joined Fortnite! Ryan spoke to Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director for Epic Games, about his lifelong passion for Marvel, his work with Thor writer Donny Cates, and the process of bringing Marvel into the world of Fortnite. Ryan and Lorraine also share exciting news about how you can now ge…
 
Ninecia and Chelsey, two of the founders of Black in Microbiology, join TWiM to discuss the goals of the organization, then we reveal survival of Deinococcus bacteria for 3 years in space, an experiment that addresses the panspermia hypothesis for interplanetary transfer of life. Guests: Ninecia Scott and Chelsey Spriggs You can watch this episode …
 
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