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: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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This episode: Scientists engineered E. coli to seek and destroy pathogens!
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A bacterium can sense pathogens in the body, swim toward them, and release a deadly biofilm-busting payload. This process is called pseudotaxis, and could be modified for many... Read More
A common ingredient in antibacterial soap can be found in some people's noses, and the presence of this ingredient could be promoting the colonization of Staph bacteria, according to a small new study in the journal mBio.
Researchers from the University of Michigan found triclosan in the nasa... Read More
This episode: Bacterial nanowires are made of the cells' outer membranes!
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This episode: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!
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This episode: Gut parasites may fight each other to infect!
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This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!
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This episode: Bacteria use fungal filaments like highways to swim through soil!
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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: BacterioFiles teams up with The Plant Pathology Podcast to talk about how microbes living in plants sometimes team up with the plants, sometimes with plant pathogens!
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This episode: Some insects have bacterial symbionts with super-small genomes inside their cells, and some of these symbionts have their own internal bacterial symbionts!
This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
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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
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
This episode: Truffle's microbiome helps produce its attractive aromas!
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