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  • A Wasp Mom’s Gift: Blankets of Bacteria

    A Wasp Mom’s Gift: Blankets of Bacteria

    Feature Film

    (9 min 10 sec) You don’t want to be a honeybee when the beewolf is on the prowl.

  • Mosquitoes Might SAVE Lives, Thanks To Bacteria

    Mosquitoes Might SAVE Lives, Thanks To Bacteria

    Feature Film

    (9 min 4 sec) Dengue fever is a deadly mosquito-borne virus that plagues the earth, but science is inching closer to an unlikely solution: bacteria.

  • Superbugs That Resist Antibiotics Can Evolve in 11 Days

    Superbugs That Resist Antibiotics Can Evolve in 11 Days

    Feature Film

    (8 min 50 sec) Antibiotics like penicillin have a critical role in medicine, but using them is not a decision to be taken lightly.

  • Friend and Foe

    Friend and Foe

    Image of the Week

    Endosymbiotic Wolbachia bacteria inhabit the germline tissue of the parasitic nematode, Brugia pahangi.

  • Bacterial ID Virtual Lab App

    Bacterial ID Virtual Lab App

    Apps and eBooks

    Learn about the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences

  • Teacher Guide: Holiday Lectures on Science - 1999

    Teacher Guide: Holiday Lectures on Science - 1999

    Teacher Guide

    A guide written for teachers to accompany the 1999 Holiday Lectures on Science.

  • Test Your Knowledge of Microbes

    Test Your Knowledge of Microbes

    Click & Learn

    Take this quiz to see how well you understand some of the topics covered in the 1999 Holiday Lectures on infectious disease.

  • Outwitting Bacteria's Wily Ways

    Outwitting Bacteria's Wily Ways

    Lecture

    (58 min 54 sec) Dr. Finlay showcases three types of bacteria to illustrate how molecular biology is allowing researchers to probe the molecular workings of bacterial infections.

  • The Microbes Strike Back

    The Microbes Strike Back

    Lecture

    (58 min 35 sec) Dr. Brett Finlay explains why bacterial diseases continue to be a major health problem worldwide, causing a third of the world's deaths every year.

  • 2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace

    2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace

    Lecture

    (57 min 36 sec) In four presentations, Donald E. Ganem, MD, and B. Brett Finlay, PhD, discuss the latest advances in understanding how pathogens invade the body and how this knowledge is leading to the development of new therapies. They also explain how new infectious diseases are recognized and how epidemics arise.

  • Virulence Injection Simulation

    Virulence Injection Simulation

    Clip

    (2 min 1 sec) Using a bagel, a syringe, and blue dye to illustrate how some virulent strains of bacteria inject virulence factors into a cell.

  • Size Analogies of Bacteria and Viruses

    Size Analogies of Bacteria and Viruses

    Clip

    (1 min 44 sec) Dr. Finlay and Dr. Richard Ganem use physical analogies to compare the size of bacteria and viruses relative to a standard mammalian cell.

  • Penicillin acting on bacteria

    Penicillin acting on bacteria

    Clip

    (34 sec) Penicillin, as shown in this video, causes the cell walls of bacteria to rupture.

  • Salmonella Video

    Salmonella Video

    Clip

    (38 sec) Salmonella are a common bacteria associated with food poisoning. Dr. Finlay shows live Salmonella under the microscope to demonstrate how far and fast they can move.

  • Listeria Video

    Listeria Video

    Clip

    (1 min 8 sec) This microscope video shows how live Listeria move via actin filaments in an infected cell.

  • Salmonella Infection Demonstration

    Salmonella Infection Demonstration

    Clip

    (1 min 21 sec) Dr. Finlay and another student volunteer illustrate how Salmonella infects a cell, using a marble, plastic wrap, and some yellow gelatin.

  • Listeria Infection Demonstration

    Listeria Infection Demonstration

    Clip

    (1 min 5 sec) Dr. Finlay and a student volunteer show how Listeria infects a cell, using a marble and some yellow gelatin.

  • E. coli Infection Strategy

    E. coli Infection Strategy

    Animation

    (2 min 53 sec) Watch this animation to see the molecular tricks that an infectious strain of Escherichia coli uses to infect your gut.

  • Bacterial Conjugation

    Bacterial Conjugation

    Animation

    (23 sec) Bacteria can transfer genetic material, and thus drug resistance, to other bacteria via conjugation.

  • Intracellular Infection by Salmonella

    Intracellular Infection by Salmonella

    Animation

    (1 min 19 sec) In this animation, you can see how one S. typhimurium invades an epithelial cell of the intestinal tract, survives the intracellular defense mechanisms of the host cell, and multiplies.