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"E. coli Happens"

E. coli was grown on MacConkey Agar (MAC) at 37 degrees for 24 hour. MAC is a Selective and Differential media used to inhibit G+ growth and some G- bacteria as well as identify and isolate lactose fermenting G- enteric bacteria mainly Enterobacteriaceae. Strong lactose fermentation produces pi... Read More

BacterioFiles 167 - Gut Grows Gluten Gluttons

This episode: Some bacteria in the guts of healthy volunteers are able to break down gluten!

(9.7 MB, 10.5 minutes)

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TWiM #123: A microbial MAGE

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

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TWiP 98: Resistance is not futile

The TWiP-lets reveal Balamuthia infection in the Children from Peru, and discuss resistance to pyrethroids uncovered by RNA sequencing of Anopheles mosquitoes.

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BacterioFiles Micro Edition 154 - Improving Integration in Inherited Illness

This episode: Scientists figure out how to improve retroviral targeting in the genome, to make gene therapy safer!

(6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 174 - Synthetic Cells Sense and Send Signals

This episode: Bacteria with engineered circuits can detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut!

(14.6 MB, 15.9 minutes)

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TWiM #97: There’s gold in them hills

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

BacterioFiles 157 - Azotobacter Assists Algae

This episode: Nitrogen-fixing bacteria could provide nitrogen to algae in biotech processes!

(7.4 MB, 8 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 231 - Creating Cancer-Killing Cultures

This episode: Engineering Salmonella strains that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones alone!

(7.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 180 - Phage Functions Fight Fortifications

This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!

(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)

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TWiP 95: Arsenic and Leishmania

Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve the case about the 33 year old Chinese male with watery diarrhea, and discuss whether arsenic in drinking water might lead to treatment failures for Leishmania infections.

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BacterioFiles 156 - Killing Chemicals Cancel Chemotherapy Quality

This episode: Gut bacteria seem to be important for different kinds of anti-cancer chemotherapy treatments!

(9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 171 - Segments Select Specific Strains

This episode: Ahmed Gomaa and I discuss how to keep some microbes and get rid of others using bacteria's own immune system!

(15.1 MB, 16.5 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 160 - Residents Regulate RNA Response

This episode: Gut microbe communities can help regulate the immune response to pathogens!

(9.5 MB, 10.3 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 230 - Plant Prokaryotes Promote Protein Production

This episode: Bacteria in and around plants can help fertilizer them, even in non-legume plants!

(11.1 MB, 12.15 minutes)

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BacterioFiles 223 - Fecal Fusions Forecast Fatness

This episode: Sampling microbial populations in sewage from cities could reveal differences in the human populations, such as prevalence of obesity!

(9.1 MB, 9.9 minutes)

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TWiM #80: Hurling fleas and designer chromosomes

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio Schaechter, and Michele Swanson Read More

Yeast go viral #agarart2015

Unlike human viruses that cause disease, yeast viruses do not cause any obvious illness in yeast. On the contrary, some viruses of yeast are beneficial and produce toxins that kill off competing yeast, allowing their host to thrive. We often think of viruses as agents of death and disease, but... Read More

TWiM #100: Omnis cellula e cellula

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloMichael Schmidt, ... Read More

BacterioFiles 198 - Dampening Dust Defense

This episode: Modified probiotic bacteria could reduce life-threatening allergies!

(6.3 MB, 6.8 minutes)

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