Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel consider the delivery of anti-trypanosome nanobodies to the tsetse fly via a bacterial symbiont, and present a new case study.
This episode: Bacterial toxins could be modified to deliver life-saving proteins into neurons!
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This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
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This episode: In mice and fruit flies, Lactobacillus species induce gut cells to protect themselves from reactive oxygen compounds!
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In a healthy adult human body, most internal organs such as the brain, spleen, liver, and heart are devoid of microorganisms because the immune system keeps them in check. After human host death, however, the immune system falters and microorganisms proliferate throughout the body beginning in ... Read More
This episode: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm!
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This episode: Colonizing ourselves with friendly bacteria could drive out more risky ones, such as those that cause meningitis!
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Host: Vincent Racaniello
Vincent visits the laboratories of Kit and J... Read More
This episode: Cancer-killing viruses could work even better when loaded into stem cells!
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Behold some of the bacteria that grew when an 8-year-old boy who had been playing outside pressed his hand onto a large Petri dish. The photo has been getting lots of buzz after his mom posted it on MicrobeWorld last week.
Tasha Sturm, who works as a microbiology lab tech at Cabrillo College ... Read More
This episode: Viruses can cause host cells to inhibit other viruses!
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This episode: A protein from gut bacteria has been tentatively linked with a human protein related to eating disorders!
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More than 80 people may have been exposed to airborne anthrax bacteria in an embarrassing mishap at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and the numbers may go even higher, officials said Friday.
“Right now we have an excess of 80 individuals,” CDC deputy director Dr. Il... Read More
This episode: Kate Franz and Matt Woodruff from Audiommunity join me to talk about a clinical trial of peanut immunotherapy with probiotics to treat peanut allergies!
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The TWiPtastic trio solves the case of the Surfer from Switzerland, and reveal how taste-chemosensory tuft cells in the gut regulate immune responses to parasites.
This episode: I talk with Dr. Rob Dunn about his team's research into determining where a dust sample comes from based on the microbes present in it!
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