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This episode: Bacterial antivirus system could treat chronic herpes virus infections! Download Episode (10.9 MB, 11.9 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Studying bacteria that consume and produce electricity Fungus living in rice seems like it evolved from rice pathogen (paper) Bacteria growing with plants could help clean air in buildings (paper) Understanding how Caulobacter tolerates high levels of uranium (paper) Report about how viruses are more than […]
This episode: Remnants of viral infection left behind in squirrels' genome may protect them from incoming viruses! Download Episode (9.3 MB, 10.1 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Marine photosynthetic bacteria could be good, easy continuous biofuel producers Immune system and gut bacteria have complex interactions What happens to gut community when pathogens infect Bacteria and fungi may lower their defenses when interacting (paper) Parasite from cats could help […]
This episode: Being raised with their mother and breastmilk vs. bottle-fed in a nursery significantly affects macaque microbiomes and their immune system profile! Download Episode (7.7 MB, 8.4 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Figuring out which gut microbes correlate with susceptibility to C. difficile problems (paper) Phage communities in mouth may be linked to dental health (paper) Fecal transplant restores diverse gut community that looks like […]
This episode: Pathogenic and non-pathogenic microbes have different strategies for interacting with us, even when they have a common ancestor! Download Episode (14.9 MB, 16.3 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Bacteria can transfer electrons around even without nanowires (paper) Bacterial endophytes can inhibit/control plant pathogens (paper) Seemingly harmless virus may kill hard-to-treat breast cancer Bacteria protect fish from pathogen by preventing it from […]
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