This episode: Modified probiotic bacteria could reduce life-threatening allergies!
(6.3 MB, 6.8 minutes)
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.
Special guest: Stanley Maloy
Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel present a new case study, and discuss the effect of chronic malaria infection on wild warbler life span and telomere degradation.
Acid Fast stain done on a mix of Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium smegmatis. The stain was done on a culture of M. smegmatis that was incubated on a TSA slant with 1ml TSB added at 37 degree's C for 4 days, S. aureus was incubated in TSB at 37 degree's C for 24 hrs. Several loops of eac... Read More
It's true that I adore microbiology, and I am lucky to teach it each year to my micronauts. So it was time to commit. Here is my second "Microbial Supremacy" tattoo! The artwork is by Peggy Muddles (http://www.redbubble.com/people/thevexedmuddler/works/15659350-microbial-badass-tattoo-full-co... Read More
This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
(7 MB, 7.6 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!
(8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)
This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!
(9.2 MB, 10 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
(10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)
Another potentially significant answer in the long-running mystery behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) may have just emerged: Researchers have found a virus that typically infects plants has been systemically infecting honeybees in the United States and China.
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This episode: When sensing an infection, mice make sure to keep their gut bacteria well-fed. And it pays off!
(11.8 MB, 13 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
(10 MB, 10.9 minutes)
This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!
(8.15 MB, 8.8 minutes)
Growing cells – in a laboratory in space or on earth – forms a fundamental basis of modern microbiology, supporting everything from culturing microbes to novel drug design and growing human tissues for use in research and development. The problem is that cells grown on a 2D Petri dish do not ... Read More