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: Engineered bacteria can be made to produce many different useful kinds of biofilm! Download Episode (10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes)Show notes:News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Some kinds of mouth fungi may keep other bad ones in check Fossilized viruses found in fossilized bacteria Breastfeeding is important for a healthy gut community Studying how microbes in water treatment remove contaminating chemicals (paper) Bacteria break down cocoa into more […]
This episode: Bacteria with engineered circuits and detect and keep a record of stuff in their environment, like in the gut! Download Episode (14.6 MB, 15.9 minutes)Show notes:News item/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Bacteria turn lots of city waste into useful energy Antibiotics may sometimes be more harmful than helpful It's important to take care of gut bacteria Gut bacteria are important for immune system development Gut microbes may influence the development of type 1 […]
This episode: Virus helps to modify mice such that certain colors of light can cause or prevent pain! Download Episode (10 MB, 10.8 minutes)Show notes:Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Ocean bacteria give off gas that makes clouds Killing cancer with virus plus releasing immune system's brakes Helping bacteria clean up oil spills Microbes can make scents and flavors more sustainably Fungi are important for carbon stored in or released from soils too Post questions or comments here […]
This episode: Some photosynthetic bacteria can use electricity for their metabolism to make useful stuff too! Download Episode (9.2 MB, 10 minutes)Show notes:News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper Other interesting stories: Plants and their associated root microbes seem to evolve together (paper) What was thought to be pigments in fossil feathers might actually have been bacteria Yeast cells help understand how Alzheimer's drug works in humans Bacteria help plants clean up […]
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