This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
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This episode: Higher gut bacterial diversity is correlated with lower obesity and related problems!
This episode: A protein from gut bacteria has been tentatively linked with a human protein related to eating disorders!
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This episode: Bacteria use fungal filaments like highways to swim through soil!
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Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens.
This episode: Engineered bacteria could help capture CO2 and convert it into a solid form for storage!
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E. coli engineered to produce the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which converts carbon dioxide to bicarbonate and then to calcium carbonate,... Read More
Previous research has shown that the overuse of antibiotics has a hand in promoting an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria and now a new study published in the journal mBio has found that an antibiotic common to soaps and hand sanitizers actually promotes the growth of Staphylococcus aureus ... Read More
This episode: Cold-loving bacteria can repair surprising amounts of DNA damage even sub-zero temperatures!
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Bacteria isolated from the Siberian arctic permafrost are exposed to a lot of radiation over thousands of years, but somehow they are able to repair... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel consider the delivery of anti-trypanosome nanobodies to the tsetse fly via a bacterial symbiont, and present a new case study.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel explain how trypanolytic factor forms membrane channels to lyse trypanosomes, and present a new case study.
Most Escherichia coli (E.coli) strains are harmless.But some, like enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), are a hazard to human health and life. Read More
This episode: Discovering how butterflies' bacteria change from caterpillar to adult!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel reveal last week's case study and introduce a new one concerning a patient who traveled to Belize.
Methyl Red/Vogoes-Proskauer (MR-VP)
One medium used for two separate but related tests, identifying butanediol (VP) or acidic fermentation products (MR) as part of the IMViC test used in the identification of Enterobacteriaceae.
•Methyl Red (MR): detects the ability of an organism to produc... Read More
This episode: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm!
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This episode: Cancer-killing viruses could work even better when loaded into stem cells!
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This episode: Gut microbes' activity in decaying brine shrimp help promote fossilization of their soft parts!
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This episode: Gut parasites may fight each other to infect!
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