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)
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: In mice and fruit flies, Lactobacillus species induce gut cells to protect themselves from reactive oxygen compounds!
(8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)
The TWiMers get together at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston to speak with David and Vanessa to talk about their work on regulation of bacterial virulence in the gut by bacterial adrenergic sensors, and the physiological mechanisms that make us ill and that help us recover.
Hosts: Read More
This episode: Bacterial toxins could be modified to deliver life-saving proteins into neurons!
(11.1 MB, 12.1 minutes)
This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!
(10.9 MB, 11.9 minutes)
This episode: Viruses can cause host cells to inhibit other viruses!
(8 MB, 8.75 minutes)
This episode: Features of the microbial communities of people's bodies could be used to identify individuals!
(11.3 MB, 12.3 minutes)
The TWiP triumvirate solves the case of the Missionary in Kenya, and review the finding of a soldier caste in flatworms that parasitize snails.
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
This episode: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food!
(21.6 MB, 23.6 minutes)
This episode: Engineering bacteria to convert cellulose directly into useful biofuels and chemicals can be tricky!
(13.9 MB, 15.2 minutes)
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: Of genes that are similar in yeast and humans, almost half of the yeast versions are functional when replaced with the human version!
(7.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)
This episode: Gut bacteria seem to help ants with very restrictive diets flourish more!
(10.6 MB, 11.5 minutes)
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel reveal last week's case study and introduce a new one concerning a patient who traveled to Belize.