This episode: Newly discovered giant virus from a hot spring turns its amoeba hosts to stone!
This episode: A cancer-killing virus could help increase success of treatment of a form of eye cancer in children!
This episode: Mouse gut microbes, from mice or from human donors, can protect mice against arsenic toxicity!
This episode: Beneficial fungi found inside wild grain plants help wheat plants grow better with less water!
This episode: Bacteria that help nematodes prey on insects also help keep fungi from stealing their kills!
This episode: Enhancing a virus with magnetic nanoparticles and CRISPR-Cas gene editing abilities makes it a good vector for genetic therapies!
This episode: Fruit fly gut microbes can mediate non-genetic traits passed from parents to offspring!
This episode: Women who immigrated to the US from southeast Asia lost much of their gut microbiota diversity, resulting in a microbe community similar to the typical American!
This episode: Dr. Klara Junker joins me to discuss her work on the predatory yeast Saccharomycopsis schoenii that can kill the serious pathogenic yeast Candida auris!
This episode: Engineering other organisms to fix nitrogen by combining the required enzyme components into giant proteins that then get cut into the regular-sized subunit components!