This episode: Antibiotic-degrading probiotics protect mouse gut microbes from hostile pathogen takeover after antibiotic treatment!
(7.8 MB, 8.5 minutes)
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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: Gut microbe communities can help regulate the immune response to pathogens!
(9.5 MB, 10.3 minutes)
This episode: Fungi living in grasses make toxic compounds to defend against herbivores, but some animals can overcome this defense with their saliva!
(5.4 MB, 5.9 minutes)
This episode: Multiple different fungi kill insects and give their nutrients to plant partners!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
This episode: Soil bacteria could help prevent food poisoning from bacteria in raw tomatoes!
(9.6 MB, 10.5 minutes)
Vincent and Dickson discuss how malaria parasites induce odors in their rodent hosts that attract mosquitoes.
This episode: Bacteria with engineered circuits can detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut!
(14.6 MB, 15.9 minutes)
This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain!
(10 MB, 10.8 minutes)
Vincent and Dickson welcome new TWiP host Daniel Griffin to discuss the association of a new Mycoplasma with trichomoniasis, and to introduce a new feature to the show, a case study.
This episode: Bacteria symbiotic with sea sponges make many potentially useful compounds!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
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.
Vincent and Dickson discuss the spread of P. knowlesi in Malaysia, and how Leishmania parasites protect the sandfly gut from bacterial infection.