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
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.
Special guest: Stanley Maloy
Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... Read More
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: Modified probiotic bacteria could reduce life-threatening allergies!
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This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
(7 MB, 7.6 minutes)
This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!
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This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
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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: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!
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This episode: When sensing an infection, mice make sure to keep their gut bacteria well-fed. And it pays off!
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A new study has found that neither gay men nor heterosexual people with HIV transmit the virus to their partner, provided they are on suppressive antiretroviral treatment.
The PARTNER study, which is the world's largest study of people with HIV who have had condomless sex with their HIV ... Read More
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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This episode: Bacteria that swarm in the soil cooperate or compete based on one particular protein structure!
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