Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt.
Vincent, Michele, and Michael reveal the discovery of a new species of the spirochaete that causes Lyme disease, and fecal microRNAs that shape the gut microbiome. Read More
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This episode: Bacteria in and around plants can help fertilizer them, even in non-legume plants!
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This episode: Sampling microbial populations in sewage from cities could reveal differences in the human populations, such as prevalence of obesity!
(9.1 MB, 9.9 minutes)
This episode: Modified probiotic bacteria could reduce life-threatening allergies!
(6.3 MB, 6.8 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
(7 MB, 7.6 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 can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!
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This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain!
(10 MB, 10.8 minutes)
This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!
(8.3 MB, 9 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: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
(10 MB, 10.9 minutes)
This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
(10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)
This episode: Gut microbes enhance the effectiveness of cancer therapies!
(10.7 MB, 11.7 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria with engineered circuits can detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut!
(14.6 MB, 15.9 minutes)