Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy discuss the association of a virus with sea star melting disease, and the finding of a phycodnavirus in the oropharynx of humans with altered cognitive functions.
Daniel: I was fascinated by your answer to the case from TWIP 91 - the life cycle of the southeast Asian worm (I won't even try to spell it.) Re early symptom coughing & wheezing: if the ED did a chest X-ray out of concern about the lungs, would the... Read More
This episode: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food!
(21.6 MB, 23.6 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
(10 MB, 10.9 minutes)
In this conversation, not only we shall make a brief discussion about the real origin of HIV, but also we discuss about several drugs, which are already available in markets, and can completely 'heal' people from HIV after 28 days of consumption. The cooperator with the Central Intelligence Agen... Read More
This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
(10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.
Special guest: Stanley Maloy
Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... Read More
This episode: A protein from gut bacteria has been tentatively linked with a human protein related to eating disorders!
(11.4 MB, 12.4 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!
(11.2 MB, 12.25 minutes)
This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
(16 MB, 17.5 minutes)
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A fun little read about lichens and their impressive attributes, accompanied by some beautiful photographs. (If the use of the term "kingdom Monera" gives you cause to smirk, just ignore it and keep reading.) Read More
The paratenic hosts reveal a case of scabies in the Traveling Salesman, and discuss a role for natural antibody in protection from infection with Plasmodium.
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This episode: Learning things about people's identity and movements from microbial communities on their phones and shoes!
(5.4 MB, 5.8 minutes)
Although vitamin A supplementation can have profound health benefits when someone is deficient, new evidence is emerging to show that vitamin A supplementation above and beyond normal levels may have negative health consequences. A new research report published in the July 2015 issue of the Jour... Read More
This is a picture of the Christmas tree in the University of Colorado Hospital Microbiology Department.
The tree is adorned with homemade culture plate ornaments (one for each staff member) and topped with a stuffed Staphylococcus aureus microbe. Read More
This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!
(10.9 MB, 11.9 minutes)