This episode: Algal symbionts store nutrients for corals!
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This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain!
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This episode: Bacteria with engineered circuits can detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut!
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Dr. Jeffrey Almond began his career as an academic virologist studying influenza. Eventually Jeffrey started his own lab and began studying picornaviruses working on an oral polio vaccine strain.
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En este episodio de La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios, la Calidad microbiológica del agua en Cochabamba, Bolivia y otros temas estarán siendo discutidos con la Lic. Mercedes Iriarte, investigadora de C.A.S.A. (Centro de Aguas y Saneamiento Ambiental), de la Universidad Mayor de San Simón, en... Read More
This episode: Multiple different fungi kill insects and give their nutrients to plant partners!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel provide the solution to last week's case study, present a new one, and discuss how immune suppression by nematodes increases tuberculosis fatality in African buffalo.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review new insight into antigenic variation in trypanosomes, reveal the difficult solution to the last case study, and present another mystery for your solving.
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This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!
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This episode: Scientists discover what seem to be ultra-small bacteria, possibly smaller than the theoretical minimum size!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve the case about the man from El Salvador, and discuss the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors to treat onchocerciasis and filariasis.
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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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Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
This episode: More distantly related bacteria can help each other grow (and produce lots of hydrogen) by temporarily fusing with each other!
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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
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve their fishy tale, and present a new case study for your consumption.