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
This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
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This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
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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: 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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Another potentially significant answer in the long-running mystery behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) may have just emerged: Researchers have found a virus that typically infects plants has been systemically infecting honeybees in the United States and China.
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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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This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!
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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
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
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Vincent take This Week in Microbiology to th... Read More
This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!
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