Creating and maintaining a clean, sustainable water supply means delivering drinking water and collecting wastewater while dealing with pathogenic microorganisms ... Read More
This episode: Some Wolbachia bacteria produce vitamin B7 for their insect hosts!
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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: Scientists discover what seem to be ultra-small bacteria, possibly smaller than the theoretical minimum size!
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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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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
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel solve their fishy tale, and present a new case study for your consumption.
This episode: Carbon monoxide-eating bacteria get modified to produce more useful products!
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This episode: Bacterial nanowires are made of the cells' outer membranes!
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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: Bacteria can connect to each other with tiny tubes to exchange nutrients!
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This episode: Truffle's microbiome helps produce its attractive aromas!
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This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections!
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This episode: Dr. Angela Zivkovic discusses the microbes present in our food!
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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: Sampling microbial populations in sewage from cities could reveal differences in the human populations, such as prevalence of obesity!
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