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: A simplified bacterial community in mouse guts doesn’t have much community structure, relative to other body areas!
This episode: Phage therapy can work very well when combined with an effective immune response from the host!
This episode: Figuring out the best way to study the spread of a fungus that kills an invasive tree-eating caterpillar pest!
This episode: Unlike most animals, caterpillars don’t seem to have a resident gut microbe to help them in various ways!
This episode: How social bacteria societies function: by sharing enzyme packages with each other that can contain toxins that are deadly for rivals but not for friends!
This episode: New type of secretion system discovered that bacteria use to stab amoeba predators to escape their digestion!
This episode: Gut microbes in mice break down plant foods and produce molecules that stimulate the immune system to resist influenza!
This episode: Learning about endosymbionts by comparing bacteria living inside eukaryotes to their free-living cousins!