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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This episode: Bacteria in and around plants can help fertilizer them, even in non-legume plants!
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This episode: Sampling microbial populations in sewage from cities could reveal differences in the human populations, such as prevalence of obesity!
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Another potentially significant answer in the long-running mystery behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) may have just emerged: Researchers have found a virus that typically infects plants has been systemically infecting honeybees in the United States and China.
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.
Special guest: Stanley Maloy
Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... Read More
It's true that I adore microbiology, and I am lucky to teach it each year to my micronauts. So it was time to commit. Here is my second "Microbial Supremacy" tattoo! The artwork is by Peggy Muddles (http://www.redbubble.com/people/thevexedmuddler/works/15659350-microbial-badass-tattoo-full-co... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel present a new case study, and discuss the effect of chronic malaria infection on wild warbler life span and telomere degradation.
This episode: Modified probiotic bacteria could reduce life-threatening allergies!
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This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
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This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!
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This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
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This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
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Growing cells – in a laboratory in space or on earth – forms a fundamental basis of modern microbiology, supporting everything from culturing microbes to novel drug design and growing human tissues for use in research and development. The problem is that cells grown on a 2D Petri dish do not ... Read More
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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This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!
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