This episode: Discovering how butterflies' bacteria change from caterpillar to adult!
(7.5 MB, 8.1 minutes)
A deep sequencing study of commercially available probiotics, and design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome are the topics tackled by Vincent, Michael, and Michele on this episode of TWiM.
"Two types of bacteria found in the soil have enabled scientists to get the dirt on how resistance to antibiotics develops along with a separate survival strategy.The study identifies an atypical antibiotic molecule and the way in which the resistance to that molecule arises, including the ident... Read More
Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens.
This episode: Bacteria use fungal filaments like highways to swim through soil!
(7.7 MB, 8.3 minutes)
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
I'm sorry, I may have missed something, but the mechanism behind an effective vaccine is still unclear to me, since infection with F. tularensis does not confer protection. How would a vaccine work?
Katy Bosio replies:
In... Read More
Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Jeremy Brownlie.
Jeremy Brownlie of Griffıth University in Brisbane, Australia, talks with Jeff Fox about how bacteria influence aggressive behavior in an animal. Fruit flies infected with the wMelPop strain of Wolbachia were less aggressive than the... Read More
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!
(12.6 MB, 13.7 minutes)
This episode: Cold-loving bacteria can repair surprising amounts of DNA damage even sub-zero temperatures!
(9.1 MB, 9.9 minutes)
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: Bacteria from wastewater treatment sludge can produce lots of biodegradable plastic!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
This episode: Gut microbes may induce an immune response that protects against malaria!
(10.2 MB, 11.2 minutes)
Nishal Govindji-Bhatt, Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and Curtis Dobson, PhD, University of Manchester, discuss how to best avoid eye infection caused by poor contact lens case cleaning.
This episode: Being raised with their mother and breastmilk vs. bottle-fed in a nursery significantly affects macaque microbiomes and their immune system profile!
(7.7 MB, 8.4 minutes)
This episode: Features of the microbial communities of people's bodies could be used to identify individuals!
(11.3 MB, 12.3 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria that swarm around in groups carry other bacteria with them that can be helpful for degrading toxins!
(14.2 MB, 15.5 minutes)