The podcast for microbe lovers: reporting on exciting news about bacteria, archaea, and sometimes even eukaryotic microbes and viruses.
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This episode: Nitrogen-fixing bacteria could provide nitrogen to algae in biotech processes! Download Episode (7.4 MB, 8 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Chemotherapy agent seems to require gut bacteria for its cancer-killing effect Bacteria can live even in nutrient-poor caves Fungi seem to make their own wind to disperse their spores The probiotics of today may have been pathogens in the past Soil microbes help fruit trees grow a lot more Post questions or […]
This episode: Gut bacteria seem to be important for different kinds of anti-cancer chemotherapy treatments! Download Episode (9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Working off bacteria's own toxins could help develop new antibiotics Gut bacteria may (perhaps) affect more of the body than just the gut Soil microbe discovered that could protect plants from insect pests (paper) Using bacterial immune system to modify fruit flies' genome […]
This episode: Bacteria are able to incorporate DNA from the environment into their genomes, even if it's thousands of years old! Download Episode (9.6 MB, 10.5 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Printing bacteria in 3D could enhance their cooperative abilities (paper) Viruses could be used to help shape nanowires in better batteries Butyrate-producing gut bacteria help regulate the gut immune system Rainforest bacteria break down the toughest parts of […]
This episode: Scientists figure out how to improve retroviral targeting in the genome, to make gene therapy safer! Download Episode (6.9 MB, 7.5 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Infants may be more susceptible to infection because their immune system is focusing on allowing good bacteria to grow in their gut Ascetic new microbe found in spacecraft clean rooms Scientist wins fellowship for work on trying to preserve good bacteria Improving a virus's […]
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