This episode: Bacteria living in plants could help plants clean up cancer-causing pollutants!
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Dear Vincent, Dickson and Daniel,
Invasive Salmonella infections in sub-Saharan Africa are a major cause of child illness and deaths, a new body of research into this usually overlooked infectious disease has revealed. Read More
This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!
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Diagnosis of deadly brain conditions could be helped by new research that shows how infectious proteins that cause the disease spread. Read More
It goes by many names: Delhi belly. Montezuma's revenge. The Aztec two-step. But doctors use one not-so-glamorous term: traveler's diarrhea. Read More
This episode: Colonizing ourselves with friendly bacteria could drive out more risky ones, such as those that cause meningitis!
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This episode: Microbes in the human gut seem to prevent/inhibit cholera!
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Researchers who have revealed a highly efficient way that bacteria use toxins to interrupt the immune response say that until now, the trickery of these toxins has been underappreciated in science. Read More
For decades, researchers have worked to improve cacao fermentation by controlling the microbes involved. Now, to their surprise, a team of Belgian researchers has discovered that the same species of yeast used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentati... Read More
This episode: Bacteria living in plants seem to be contributing to plants' nutrition, possibly reducing the need for fertilizer!
(17.5 MB, 19.15 minutes)
Dear TWIP Trifecta,
How are you? It is lovely here in lower Manhattan, 82 F / 27 C with blue skies and not much in the way of humidity to make things wilt.
Since you are all going on the road, I’ll be on the edge of my seat waiting t... Read More
Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health (IGH) have discovered a common cause of heart damage in patients with sepsis.
Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitalised critically ill people and affects up to 18 million people world-wide ann... Read More
I spent a week and a half learning metagenomic analysis in Michigan from some awfully smart and pleasant people. Learn more at the link! Read More
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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Groundbreaking research on the universality and diversity of microorganisms is now challenging the life sciences to upgrade fundamental theories that once seemed untouchable. To fully appreciate the change that... Read More