COLUMBIA, Mo. - HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is the retrovirus that leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. Globally, about 35 million people are living with HIV, which constantly adapts and mutates creating challenges for researchers. Now, scientists at the University of M... Read More
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
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This episode: Bacterial nanowires are made of the cells' outer membranes!
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This episode: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!
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This episode: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food!
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This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
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CHICAGO -- While studying Yersinia pestis, the bacteria responsible for epidemics of plague such as the Black Death, Wyndham Lathem, Ph.D., assistant professor in microbiology-immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, found a single small genetic change that fundamentall... Read More
This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!
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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello.
Special guest: Stanley Maloy
Vincent meets up with Stan Maloy o... Read More
This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
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Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guest: Katherine A. High
Vincent speaks with Katherine High about her... 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
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel explain how trypanolytic factor forms membrane channels to lyse trypanosomes, and present a new case study.
This episode: Archaea living in the deep ocean (and their viruses) have clever ways to maintain diversity and adaptability!
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