The TWiPanosomes solve the case about the Young Woman who Went to Belize, and relate how sandfly saliva skews the immune response and increases risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis.
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This episode: Learning things about people's identity and movements from microbial communities on their phones and shoes!
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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: Engineering Salmonella strains that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones alone!
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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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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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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
This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
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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 can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!
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This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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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: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!
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Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Thijs Ettema.
Thijs Ettema of Uppsala University in Sweden talks with Jeff Fox about a deep-sea archaeon, named Lokiarchaeum for the underwater volcano between Greenland and Norway near where it was found, that might be related to the last common anc... Read More
Ambientes extremos: salares del mundo, su microbiota y los virus presentes. Estos son los temas a discutirse en el episodio de hoy de La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios. Nuestra invitada la Dra. Josefa (Pepa) Anton, Profesora Titular de Microbiología de la Universidad de Alicante co... Read More
This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!
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This episode: Archaea living in the deep ocean (and their viruses) have clever ways to maintain diversity and adaptability!
(10.3 MB, 11.25 minutes)
This episode: Don't have immunity? Create your own! Scientists engineer cells to destroy their HIV infections using the bacterial immune system!
(14.5 MB, 15.8 minutes)