Culturing microbes on nutrient plate and testing for different kind of microbes on specific environment areas. This inoculated nutrient plate that was left for a period of 14 days showed the present of a few different kind of fungus species. It’s common to think that the human palm contains more... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve last week's case study, present a new one, and reveal how secreted proteins from a helminth prevent diabetes in mice.
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 in and on us. Learn about his hypothesis th... Read More
This episode: Ambient temperature seems to affect how much insect bacteria can interfere with transmission of malaria!
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Uno de los patógenos más importantes en América Latina y seguramente el mundo entero, el rotavirus, es discutido en este episodio de La Radio El Mundo de los Microbios. La Prof. Delfina Urbina, con una larga trayectoria en diferentes áreas de la Microbiología nos visita hoy. Fué Profesora Tit... Read More
This episode: Learning things about people's identity and movements from microbial communities on their phones and shoes!
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The TWiPanosomes solve the case about the Young Woman who Went to Belize, and relate how sandfly saliva skews the immune response and increases risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis.
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Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
This episode: More distantly related bacteria can help each other grow (and produce lots of hydrogen) by temporarily fusing with each other!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel provide the solution to last week's case study, present a new one, and discuss how immune suppression by nematodes increases tuberculosis fatality in African buffalo.
This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!
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This episode: Multiple different fungi kill insects and give their nutrients to plant partners!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain!
(10 MB, 10.8 minutes)