Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel reveal last week's case study and introduce a new one concerning a patient who traveled to Belize.
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.
Previous research has shown that the overuse of antibiotics has a hand in promoting an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria and now a new study published in the journal mBio has found that an antibiotic common to soaps and hand sanitizers actually promotes the growth of Staphylococcus aureus ... Read More
This episode: Cold-loving bacteria can repair surprising amounts of DNA damage even sub-zero temperatures!
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Bacteria isolated from the Siberian arctic permafrost are exposed to a lot of radiation over thousands of years, but somehow they are able to repair... Read More
This episode: Discovering how butterflies' bacteria change from caterpillar to adult!
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This episode: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm!
(10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)
This episode: Gut microbes' activity in decaying brine shrimp help promote fossilization of their soft parts!
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This episode: Cancer-killing viruses could work even better when loaded into stem cells!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
This episode: Gut bacteria may convert cortisol into important human hormones!
(6 MB, 6.5 minutes)
Note: Episode 144 is now available too. Sorry about that. Not sure what went wrong there, but it is regrettable.
A minor player in the gut, Clostridium scindens,... Read More
A common ingredient in antibacterial soap can be found in some people's noses, and the presence of this ingredient could be promoting the colonization of Staph bacteria, according to a small new study in the journal mBio.
Researchers from the University of Michigan found triclosan in the nasa... Read More
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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1540s, a medical word for "excess of body fluid," from Late Latin plethora, from Greek plethore "fullness," from plethein "be full" (see pleio-). Figurative meaning "too-muchness, overfullness in any respect" i... Read More
Host: Vincent Racaniello
Vincent visits the laboratories of Kit and J... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how a secreted protein from the protozoan parasite Theileria transforms its host cells via a cellular proto-oncogene.
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