Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy discuss the association of a virus with sea star melting disease, and the finding of a phycodnavirus in the oropharynx of humans with altered cognitive functions.
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.
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel review new insight into antigenic variation in trypanosomes, reveal the difficult solution to the last case study, and present another mystery for your solving.
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This episode: Modified probiotic bacteria could reduce life-threatening allergies!
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ASM's Cultures magazine traveled to Colombia to speak ... Read More
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)
This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
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This episode: A protein from gut bacteria has been tentatively linked with a human protein related to eating disorders!
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Creating and maintaining a clean, sustainable water supply means delivering drinking water and collecting wastewater while dealing with pathogenic microorganisms ... Read More
The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has sickened over 14,000 people and has killed over 5,100. Health workers from around the world are attempting to halt this deadly disease. On November 19th, the American Society for Microbiology featured two of these health workers, Dr. Joseph ... Read More
This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
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Dear Vincent and Dickson,
I just returned from the annual meeting of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) where I enjoyed many fantastic lectures and caught more Cutthroat Trout fly fishing the upper Snake River during one ev... Read More
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: Bacterial nanowires are made of the cells' outer membranes!
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