In this blog, I share some "first word that comes to mind" responses of my freshman biology class to the words "germ," "bacteria," "cell," and "DNA." The way that we perceive an idea or concept definitely impacts our relationship with it. Thus, finding out what students think, coming into our ... Read More
This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too!
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This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
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This episode: Bacteria isolated from bats' skin inhibits the growth of bat-killing fungus!
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In this paper we describe the perspective of following the achievements in medicine, where gut microbiome transplants are proving to be a powerful method to overcome several gastrointestinal disorders and many other physiological problems, to possible solve diseases in plants. There is strong si... Read More
This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
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This episode: Bacteria symbiotic with sea sponges make many potentially useful compounds!
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This episode: When sensing an infection, mice make sure to keep their gut bacteria well-fed. And it pays off!
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This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!
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Daniel: I was fascinated by your answer to the case from TWIP 91 - the life cycle of the southeast Asian worm (I won't even try to spell it.) Re early symptom coughing & wheezing: if the ED did a chest X-ray out of concern about the lungs, would the... 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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Host: Jeff Fox with special guest, Thijs Ettema.
Thijs Ettema of Uppsala University in Sweden talks with Jeff Fox about a deep-sea archaeon, named Lokiarchaeum for the underwater volcano between Greenland and Norway near where it was found, that might be related to the last common anc... Read More