This episode: Defective phages in bacterial genomes can still have burdensome effects! Why do the bacteria keep them around?
(10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)
Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens.
This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!
(9.3 MB, 10.1 minutes)
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.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello
Special guest: Rob Knight
Vincent meets up with Rob Knight to talk about the technology that has... Read More
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)
This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!
(9.2 MB, 10 minutes)
Nuevas guías de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (USEPA) para las aguas recreacionales: éste es el tópico que discutiremos hoy con Grace Robiou, quien ha trabajado durante los últimos años buscando nuevos indicadores de riesgo que protejan mejor a los bañistas.
Aunque en el mu... Read More
This episode: Modified probiotic bacteria could reduce life-threatening allergies!
(6.3 MB, 6.8 minutes)
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: When sensing an infection, mice make sure to keep their gut bacteria well-fed. And it pays off!
(11.8 MB, 13 minutes)
This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review new insight into antigenic variation in trypanosomes, reveal the difficult solution to the last case study, and present another mystery for your solving.
Hosts: Read More