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: Ants teaming with bacteria help defend plants from bacterial pathogens! Download Episode (9.4 MB, 10.2 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Virus modified to infect and destroy only cancer Compounds from ocean bacteria could inhibit pathogens without inducing resistance Dog-related microbes could affect the gut microbe in ways that protect against allergies (paper) Stomach bacteria are most peaceful in humans they've co-evolved with Bacteria […]
This episode: Spraying cyanobacteria could turn deserts into useful land! Download Episode (9.3 MB, 10.13 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: How multicellular cyanobacteria communicates between cells (paper) Microscopic protozoa could be used instead of animals for cosmetic testing Slime molds are good like computers at finding best routes to different places Bacteria can divide into two distinct cells with different behaviors Students program bacteria to […]
This episode: The largest virus so far has been discovered in ancient Siberian permafrost! Download Episode (9.5 MB, 10.3 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Plants seem to stimulate bacteria to degrade pollutants (paper) Gene therapy with virus could help repair brain damages Phages could soon be important for treating bacterial infections Certain portions of gut microbiome, and inflammation, associated with colon cancer (paper) (TWiM 71) Yogurt […]
This episode: Gut microbe communities can help regulate the immune response to pathogens! Download Episode (9.5 MB, 10.3 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal PaperPaper about synthetic small RNA treatment Other interesting stories: Bacteria can convert CO2 directly to liquid compound (paper) Dog-related microbes seem especially good at positively affecting our immune system Bacteria inside insects protect from viruses, but there is a trade-off Soil fungus that kills insects could control […]
This episode: Gut microbe communities can change rapidly to accommodate major diet changes! Download Episode (12.2 MB, 13.3 minutes)Show notes:News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Mother's immune system might actually transport good bacteria into breastmilk for the baby's sake Deep rock-living microbe communities are surprisingly similar in far distant places Bacteria seem to be riding methane bubbles up from sea floor and eating them Testing how phages interact […]
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