This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!
(8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)
This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!
(8.3 MB, 9 minutes)
This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain!
(10 MB, 10.8 minutes)
This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!
(8.15 MB, 8.8 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
(10 MB, 10.9 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria in mouse guts control the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter!
(10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)
This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
(7.1 MB, 7.75 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria with engineered circuits can detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut!
(14.6 MB, 15.9 minutes)
This episode: Gut microbes enhance the effectiveness of cancer therapies!
(10.7 MB, 11.7 minutes)
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)
A deep sequencing study of commercially available probiotics, and design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome are the topics tackled by Vincent, Michael, and Michele on this episode of TWiM.
This episode: Bacteria engineered to produce liquid fuel can eat carbon dioxide and hydrogen from solar-powered water-splitting!
(11.2 MB, 12.25 minutes)
This episode: Bacteria that swarm around in groups carry other bacteria with them that can be helpful for degrading toxins!
(14.2 MB, 15.5 minutes)
This episode: Gut microbes' activity in decaying brine shrimp help promote fossilization of their soft parts!
(8.1 MB, 8.8 minutes)
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: Archaea living in the deep ocean (and their viruses) have clever ways to maintain diversity and adaptability!
(10.3 MB, 11.25 minutes)
This episode: Don't have immunity? Create your own! Scientists engineer cells to destroy their HIV infections using the bacterial immune system!
(14.5 MB, 15.8 minutes)