This episode: Phages could be used to reduce infection with dangerous bacteria from meat and vegetables!
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This episode: Pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes have different strategies for interacting with us, even when they have a common ancestor!
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Vincent and Dickson discuss how nibbling of human cells by Entamoeba histolytica, a process called amoebic trogocytosis, contributes to cell killing and tissue invasion.
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A viral pathogen that typically infects plants has been found in honeybees and could help explain their decline. Researchers working in the U.S. and Beijing, China report their findings in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Imagine a world where bricks are grown instead of fired: this is the world architect-turn-scientist Ginger Krieg Dosier lives every day. Ginger strives to create an alternate building block that will craft a more sustainable future for the construction industry and in turn help to lower the worl... Read More
Vincent, Elio, and Michele review a study of the viruses and bacteria in commensal rats in New York City.
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While it is true that Taenia saginata tends to be benign as helminthic infestations go in humans, the same cannot be said for Taenia solium.
In both cases, ingestion of (encysted) larvae leads to enteric infestation wi... Read More
This episode: Bacteria in the gut can affect dosaging of medications!
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how fluctuation in the price of guinea pig food could help transmission of the agent of Chagas disease, and present a new case study for your consumption.
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The pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7 can spread, likely airborne, more than one tenth mile downwind from a cattle feedlot onto nearby produce, according to a paper published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The high percentages of leafy greens contaminated with E. coli ... Read More