The TWiMers get together at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston to speak with David and Vanessa to talk about their work on regulation of bacterial virulence in the gut by bacterial adrenergic sensors, and the physiological mechanisms that make us ill and that help us recover.
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This episode: Bacterial toxins could be modified to deliver life-saving proteins into neurons!
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This episode: In mice and fruit flies, Lactobacillus species induce gut cells to protect themselves from reactive oxygen compounds!
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This episode: Viruses can cause host cells to inhibit other viruses!
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This episode: Engineering bacteria to convert cellulose directly into useful biofuels and chemicals can be tricky!
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This episode: Bacteria around rice roots help protect plants from arsenic toxicity!
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"Two types of bacteria found in the soil have enabled scientists to get the dirt on how resistance to antibiotics develops along with a separate survival strategy.The study identifies an atypical antibiotic molecule and the way in which the resistance to that molecule arises, including the ident... Read More
This episode: Gut bacteria seem to help ants with very restrictive diets flourish more!
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Vincent, Elio, and Michele present cell division by longitudinal scission in an insect symbiont, and thermally activated charge transport in microbial nanowires.
The TWiPtastic trio solves the case of the Surfer from Switzerland, and reveal how taste-chemosensory tuft cells in the gut regulate immune responses to parasites.
Vincent and Elio marvel in the finding that a phage tail-like struc... Read More
The TWiP trifecta solves the case of the Woman from Bolivia with Belly Pain, and discuss a method for population modification of malaria mosquitoes using a Cas9-mediated driver gene.
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The microbiome of hibernating bears, and zebrafish as a model for bacterial sepsis feature in this animal-centric episode of TWiM hosted by Vincent, Michael, and Michele.
Image: Bright-field (top) and fluorescent (bottom) images of zebrafish embryos infected with E. coli strain F11. E... Read More
This episode: Some bacteria seem to cause slime mold amoebas to carry around other bacteria for food!
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This episode: A conversation with Cat Adams about how fungi help plants clean up toxic zinc nanoparticles in soil!
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The TWiP triumvirate solves the case of the Missionary in Kenya, and review the finding of a soldier caste in flatworms that parasitize snails.