This episode: Fruit fly gut microbes can mediate non-genetic traits passed from parents to offspring!
This episode: Roundworms and not-too-irritating bacteria quickly evolve a beneficial relationship when under threat from other bacterial pathogens! Download Episode (8 MB,8 minutes) Microbe of the episode: Siegesbeckia yellow vein betasatellite News item Show Notes Journal…
This episode: Fecal microbiota transplants work just as well when taken in pill form as when delivered through a tube!
This episode: Gut microbe transplants from wild mice protect lab mice from disease!
This episode: Paraprobiotics, or killed probiotic bacteria, are studied for health effects, but results and study design are questionable!
This episode: Gut microbes in mice break down plant foods and produce molecules that stimulate the immune system to resist influenza!
This episode: Bacteria with various gene knockouts help roundworms live longer and with less disease!
This episode: In mice genetically modified to have Alzheimer’s-like disease, giving probiotics reduced their degeneration!
This episode: A stable community of only 7 bacteria around corn roots take on similar functions to the much more diverse soil community!
This episode: Microbes from obese mice seemed helpful in protecting other mice somewhat from an unhealthy lifestyle.