This episode: Some bacteria in the guts of healthy volunteers are able to break down gluten!
(9.7 MB, 10.5 minutes)
This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!
(9.3 MB, 10.1 minutes)
This episode: Scientists figure out how to improve retroviral targeting in the genome, to make gene therapy safer!
(6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)
This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain!
(10 MB, 10.8 minutes)
This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!
(13.2 MB, 14.4 minutes)
This episode: Nitrogen-fixing bacteria could provide nitrogen to algae in biotech processes!
(7.4 MB, 8 minutes)
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello
Special guest: Rob Knight
Vincent meets up with Rob Knight to talk about the technology that has... Read More
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: Bacteria with engineered circuits can detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut!
(14.6 MB, 15.9 minutes)
This episode: Gut bacteria seem to be important for different kinds of anti-cancer chemotherapy treatments!
(9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss identification of an erythrocyte protein essential for invasion of Plasmodium falciparum, and introduce a new case study.
Hosts: Read More
E. coli was grown on MacConkey Agar (MAC) at 37 degrees for 24 hour. MAC is a Selective and Differential media used to inhibit G+ growth and some G- bacteria as well as identify and isolate lactose fermenting G- enteric bacteria mainly Enterobacteriaceae. Strong lactose fermentation produces pi... Read More
This episode: Gut microbe communities can help regulate the immune response to pathogens!
(9.5 MB, 10.3 minutes)
This episode: Ahmed Gomaa and I discuss how to keep some microbes and get rid of others using bacteria's own immune system!
(15.1 MB, 16.5 minutes)
This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
The TWiP-lets reveal Balamuthia infection in the Children from Peru, and discuss resistance to pyrethroids uncovered by RNA sequencing of Anopheles mosquitoes.
Hosts: Read More
This episode: Engineering Salmonella strains that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones alone!
(7.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)