This episode: Protein bags of gas in bacteria could help make ultrasound imaging more versatile!
This episode: Phages may be passing through the barriers in our body all the time!
This episode: Very radiation-resistant bacteria can protect other, less-resistant microbes from some of the effects of chronic radiation!
This episode: Some bacteria can defend themselves from bacterial predators by producing cyanide!
This episode: A virus designed to target cancer could also help eliminate hidden HIV infections!
This episode: Phage therapy can work very well when combined with an effective immune response from the host!
This episode: Paraprobiotics, or killed probiotic bacteria, are studied for health effects, but results and study design are questionable!
This episode: Figuring out the best way to study the spread of a fungus that kills an invasive tree-eating caterpillar pest!
This episode: Certain transposons, genetic elements that move around the genome on their own, have co-opted the bacterial immune system, CRISPR, to use for jumping to new hosts!
This episode: Unlike most animals, caterpillars don’t seem to have a resident gut microbe to help them in various ways!