This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!
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This episode: Circadian rhythms in bacteria are amazingly simple, and now scientists have figured out how to modify their effects to help produce useful chemicals!
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Bobbi Pritt joins Vincent and Dickson to talk about directing a clinical parasitology laboratory and her weekly case reports at Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and
Matt updates the TWiV team on MERS-coronavirus, and joins in a discussion of whether we should further regulate research on potentially pandemic pathogens.
Boy, it's a good time to be a dark chocolate lover.
We've noted before the growing evidence that a daily dose of the bitter bean may help reduce blood pressure. There also seems to be a link between a regular chocolate habit and lower body weight.
Now scientists are offering an explanation... Read More
This episode: Modern hunter-gatherers have very different gut microbes from people from agricultural societies!
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This episode: Nitrogen-fixing bacteria could provide nitrogen to algae in biotech processes!
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This episode: The largest virus so far has been discovered in ancient Siberian permafrost!
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This episode: Some bacteria in the guts of healthy volunteers are able to break down gluten!
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This episode: With guest host Susan Gardner! We discuss nitrogen-fixing plant-friendly bacteria that help plants grow in copper-contaminated soil, helping to clean it up!
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This episode: Gut bacteria seem to be important for different kinds of anti-cancer chemotherapy treatments!
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This Week in Virology, the podcast about viruses, celebrates its 300th episode on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 with a live recording at the Washington, DC headquarters of the American Society for Microbiology. This special episode w... Read More