This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
(7 MB, 7.6 minutes)
This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!
(8.15 MB, 8.8 minutes)
This episode: Gut microbes enhance the effectiveness of cancer therapies!
(10.7 MB, 11.7 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!
(8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
(10 MB, 10.9 minutes)
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel present a new case study, and discuss the effect of chronic malaria infection on wild warbler life span and telomere degradation.
This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
(10.4 MB, 11.3 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.
This episode: When sensing an infection, mice make sure to keep their gut bacteria well-fed. And it pays off!
(11.8 MB, 13 minutes)
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.
Special guest: Stanley Maloy
Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... Read More
This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
Why are obesity, juvenile diabetes and asthma increasing? Is it something in the environment or in our modern lifestyle? Dr. Martin Blaser thinks that it may be due to changes in our microbiome – the ecosystem of tiny microscopic creatures that live in and on us. Learn about his hypothesis th... Read More
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)
This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
This episode: Gut microbes' activity in decaying brine shrimp help promote fossilization of their soft parts!
(8.1 MB, 8.8 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!
(11.2 MB, 12.25 minutes)
A new study has found that neither gay men nor heterosexual people with HIV transmit the virus to their partner, provided they are on suppressive antiretroviral treatment.
The PARTNER study, which is the world's largest study of people with HIV who have had condomless sex with their HIV ... Read More
This episode: Archaea living in the deep ocean (and their viruses) have clever ways to maintain diversity and adaptability!
(10.3 MB, 11.25 minutes)
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!
(11.1 MB, 12.1 minutes)