This episode: Sampling microbial populations in sewage from cities could reveal differences in the human populations, such as prevalence of obesity!
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This episode: Engineering Salmonella strains that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones alone!
(7.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)
In this blog, I share some "first word that comes to mind" responses of my freshman biology class to the words "germ," "bacteria," "cell," and "DNA." The way that we perceive an idea or concept definitely impacts our relationship with it. Thus, finding out what students think, coming into our ... Read More
This episode: Bacteria that swarm in the soil cooperate or compete based on one particular protein structure!
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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: Modified probiotic bacteria could reduce life-threatening allergies!
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Most of the strains used belong to the Bacillus genus and the rest are just random colorful petri dish contaminants. :-)
Author: Rositsa Tashkova, Université de Nantes, France Read More
This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!
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In this paper we describe the perspective of following the achievements in medicine, where gut microbiome transplants are proving to be a powerful method to overcome several gastrointestinal disorders and many other physiological problems, to possible solve diseases in plants. There is strong si... Read More
This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
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This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
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This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
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This episode: Bacteria symbiotic with sea sponges make many potentially useful compounds!
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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!
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