Have you ever wondered why mozzarella bubbling and stretching between pizza slices is so different from the earthy flavors of blue-veined gorgonzola? The diversity of cheeses we love are created by encouraging and manipulating the growth of specific microbes. The American Socie... Read More
This episode: Phages hang out in mucus to ambush bacteria!
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This episode: Some bacterial DNA sequence seems to integrate into human cells, especially in cancerous tissue!
This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!
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This episode: New giant virus discovered, with a genome larger than that of some eukaryotes!
This episode: Slime mold cells carry bacteria with them, some for food and some for chemical warfare!
This episode: Pathogen's CRISPR-Cas system (for defense against viruses) can be modified to change gene expression in mammals!
Vincent and Dickson discuss how nibbling of human cells by Entamoeba histolytica, a process called amoebic trogocytosis, contributes to cell killing and tissue invasion.
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National Institute of BioMedical Genomics (NIBMG), an autonomous Institute by the Government of India, located around 50 Kms away from Kolkata, a metropolitan city of India. This institute is known to be the only Institute in India devoted with the researches on “Biomedical Genomics”. Dr. Partha... Read More
This episode: Virus acts as vector to cure deadly genetic disorder!
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This episode: Circadian rhythms in bacteria are amazingly simple, and now scientists have figured out how to modify their effects to help produce useful chemicals!
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This episode: Nitrogen-fixing bacteria could provide nitrogen to algae in biotech processes!
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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: Some bacteria in the guts of healthy volunteers are able to break down gluten!
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This episode: The largest virus so far has been discovered in ancient Siberian permafrost!
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