This episode: Some bacteria produce DNA-targeting toxins, which provokes a similar retaliation from other strains. Sometimes this hurts the provoker, but sometimes it is very helpful to them!
This episode: Some bacteria that can cause pneumonia can prevent other bacteria from doing the same!
This episode: A simplified bacterial community in mouse guts doesn’t have much community structure, relative to other body areas!
This episode: Phages bound to magnetic nanoparticles can be guided and pulled toward their target, penetrating biofilms to kill harmful microbes!
This episode: Separate groups of bacteria can each thrive better when they take turns growing instead of competing!
This episode: Probiotic bacteria prevent deadly infections in mice with serious burns!
This episode: Bacteria in finger millet roots create special killing traps for damaging fungi!
This episode: Polymer-coated bacteria make really good vaccines!
Microbes in tight spaces grow so much they can build up pressure and burst out!
This episode: Newly discovered bacteria can break down especially long-lived type of plastic!