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: Gut microbes' activity in decaying brine shrimp help promote fossilization of their soft parts!
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The TWiP trifecta solves the case of the Professor Who Went to Brazil, and discuss an amazing case of a tapeworm that turned into a tumor in an AIDS patient.
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This episode: Truffle's microbiome helps produce its attractive aromas!
(12.5 MB, 13.6 minutes)
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Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Katherine A. High
Vincent speaks with Katherine High about her... Read More
This episode: Interview with Jordi van Gestel: cheaters in bacterial communities don't always succeed!
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This episode: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm!
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This episode: Different bacteria working together can thrive better than when working alone!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel explain how trypanolytic factor forms membrane channels to lyse trypanosomes, and present a new case study.
Sulfonated and non-sulfonated cyanines exhibit very similar fluorescent properties. Non-sulfonated cyanines must be dissolved in organic co-solvent (DMF or DMSO) prior to use, and added to a solution of target molecule in aqueous buffers. Recommended volume of co-solvent should be 10% for Cy3, C... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel reveal last week's case study and introduce a new one concerning a patient who traveled to Belize.
This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt.
Vincent, Michael, and Michele reveal how a fungal protease blunts the innate immune response and promotes pathogenicity.
Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss how norovirus, an enteric virus, can replace the functions of the gut microbiome.
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: Marine worms and their microbial symbionts can live on the toxic gas carbon monoxide!
Reminder: this is the last episode for at least a few weeks while I am wrapping up my PhD. See you again when I'm done!
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