This episode: BacterioFiles teams up with The Plant Pathology Podcast to talk about how microbes living in plants sometimes team up with the plants, sometimes with plant pathogens!
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This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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This episode: Truffle's microbiome helps produce its attractive aromas!
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A new study suggests that massive underreporting may occur within the system set up by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to estimate the incidence of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In a paper receiving advance online publication in Annals of Internal Medicine, a... Read More
New research on monkeys vaccinated against HIV's relative SIV calls into question an idea that has driven AIDS vaccine work for years. The assumption: a protective vaccine only needs to stimulate moderate levels of antibodies that neutralize the virus. Read More
This episode: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food!
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This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!
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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!
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Washington, DC - August 4, 2015 - The pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes grows on refrigerated smoked salmon by way of different metabolic pathways from those it uses when growing on laboratory media. The research could lead to reduced incidences of food-borne illness and death, said principal inv... Read More
This episode: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!
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Since the chickenpox vaccine became available in the U.S. in 1995, there has been a large reduction in chickenpox cases. Hospitalizations and outpatient visits for chickenpox have continued their decline after a second dose of the vaccine was recommended to improve protection against the disease... Read More
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.
Special guest: Stanley Maloy
Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... Read More
I spent a week and a half learning metagenomic analysis in Michigan from some awfully smart and pleasant people. Learn more at the link! Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel explain how trypanolytic factor forms membrane channels to lyse trypanosomes, and present a new case study.
Are you an early career scientist who is interested in public outreach? Do you want to share your love of microbiology with the world? Consider applying to the American Society for Microbiology’s Headquarter Communications Fellowship. This 6-month fellowship in Wash... Read More
Diagnosis of deadly brain conditions could be helped by new research that shows how infectious proteins that cause the disease spread. Read More