Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel provide the solution to last week's case study, present a new one, and discuss how immune suppression by nematodes increases tuberculosis fatality in African buffalo.
Vincent and Dickson discuss the spread of P. knowlesi in Malaysia, and how Leishmania parasites protect the sandfly gut from bacterial infection.
This episode: Defective phages in bacterial genomes can still have burdensome effects! Why do the bacteria keep them around?
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Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss how norovirus, an enteric virus, can replace the functions of the gut microbiome.
This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses!
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Vincent and Dickson discuss the exchange of messenger RNAs between a parasitic plant and its hosts.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello
Special guest: Rob Knight
Vincent meets up with Rob Knight to talk about the technology that has... Read More
En este episodio de La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios, la Calidad microbiológica del agua en Cochabamba, Bolivia y otros temas estarán siendo discutidos con la Lic. Mercedes Iriarte, investigadora de C.A.S.A. (Centro de Aguas y Saneamiento Ambiental), de la Universidad Mayor de San Simón, en... Read More
This episode: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes!
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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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Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss how fluctuation in the price of guinea pig food could help transmission of the agent of Chagas disease, and present a new case study for your consumption.
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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.