This episode: Spraying cyanobacteria could turn deserts into useful land!
(9.3 MB, 10.13 minutes)
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel reveal last week's case study and introduce a new one concerning a patient who traveled to Belize.
This episode: Ants teaming with bacteria help defend plants from bacterial pathogens!
(9.4 MB, 10.2 minutes)
This episode: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm!
(10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)
This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
(16 MB, 17.5 minutes)
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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel consider the delivery of anti-trypanosome nanobodies to the tsetse fly via a bacterial symbiont, and present a new case study.
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.
This episode: Marine worms and their microbial symbionts can live on the toxic gas carbon monoxide!
Reminder: this is the last episode for at least a few weeks while I am wrapping up my PhD. See you again when I'm done!
(11.1 MB, 12.1 minutes)
This episode: Cancer-killing viruses could work even better when loaded into stem cells!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
This episode: A protein from gut bacteria has been tentatively linked with a human protein related to eating disorders!
(11.4 MB, 12.4 minutes)
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how a secreted protein from the protozoan parasite Theileria transforms its host cells via a cellular proto-oncogene.
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This episode: Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, a predatory bacterium that feeds on Chlorella algae, is currently lost from science, but its genome has been sequenced and interpreted anyway, to reveal a surprising family history!
(9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)
This episode: Colonizing ourselves with friendly bacteria could drive out more risky ones, such as those that cause meningitis!
(9.8 MB, 10.6 minutes)
This episode: Of genes that are similar in yeast and humans, almost half of the yeast versions are functional when replaced with the human version!
(7.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)
This episode: Gut bacteria kill their drug-resistant pathogenic cousins of the same species via pheromone signaling!
Just to let you know, I'm trying to finish up my dissertation and graduate in the next few months, so after episode 240, I will be putting the show on hold, at least for... Read More