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: Some phages can fight back against bacterial defenses with recently discovered genes! Download Episode (8.3 MB, 9 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Antibiotic treatment of certain bacterial disease associated with weight gain Knowing what is a healthy microbiome is tricky Knowing how the microbiome is related to obesity is tricky Genes for antibiotics in fungi could have come from bacteria Antibiotics could disrupt newborns' adaptation to […]
This episode: Defective phages in bacterial genomes can still have burdensome effects! Why do the bacteria keep them around? Download Episode (10.4 MB, 11.3 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Microbes are essential and important for all life on the planet Modified virus could treat most dangerous brain cancers Microbes help inhibit worms that harm plants (paper) Trying to figure out what gut viruses people had in the 14th century (paper) Beewolves have close […]
This episode: Modern hunter-gatherers have very different gut microbes from people from agricultural societies! Download Episode (12.9 MB, 14.1 minutes)Show notes:News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Probiotic doesn't seem to help colic in babies Different communities live in different places in a house Bacteria protect Earth from mirror-image molecules Communities of microbes and fungi could clean up oil spill pollution Parasites can bend even plants to their […]
This episode: Phages could be used to reduce infection with dangerous bacteria from meat and vegetables! Download Episode (13 MB, 14.2 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal PaperAgriculture Science Today podcast discussion of this paper Other interesting stories: Slime mold computers get more complex Certain microbes on the body may protect against HIV infection Designing more bacteria-friendly sewer concrete Fungal compounds may help with Alzheimer's Scientists make a whole yeast […]
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