This episode: Circadian rhythms in bacteria are amazingly simple, and now scientists have figured out how to modify their effects to help produce useful chemicals!
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Sulfonated and non-sulfonated cyanines exhibit very similar fluorescent properties. Non-sulfonated cyanines must be dissolved in organic co-solvent (DMF or DMSO) prior to use, and added to a solution of target molecule in aqueous buffers. Recommended volume of co-solvent should be 10% for Cy3, C... Read More
Creating and maintaining a clean, sustainable water supply means delivering drinking water and collecting wastewater while dealing with pathogenic microorganisms ... Read More
The last 10 minutes or so of the Mike Tech Show podcast 447 covers Mike's music collection of some 30K tracks and he may have everything Frank ever did. He is linked to the Apple music system and your daughter might be able see what he has... Read More
This episode: Multiple different fungi kill insects and give their nutrients to plant partners!
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This episode: Bacteria with engineered circuits can detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut!
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This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!
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This episode: Green algae could help create new cheaper, more stable vaccines for developing countries!
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are part of the innate immune system that is widely distributed in nature, acting as a defense mechanism against invading microorganisms. AMPs have potent antimicrobial activity against a range of microorganisms including fungi, bacteria and viruses. In view of grow... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Almond began his career as an academic virologist studying influenza. Eventually Jeffrey started his own lab and began studying picornaviruses working on an oral polio vaccine strain.
Following twenty ... Read More
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: Scientists discover what seem to be ultra-small bacteria, possibly smaller than the theoretical minimum size!
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Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
One of the most famous pictures of the Vaadhoo Island comes from a night where dots of light seemed to float to the shore. They made the cost look like it was covered in stars.
At night, it is not uncommon for Bio-luminescent microbes called Phytoplankton to be seen along the coast, though even... Read More
This episode: Fungi transmit warning signals between plants!
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This episode: Bacteria that swarm in the soil cooperate or compete based on one particular protein structure!
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