TWiM 210: The Waze of microbes

December 5, 2019

The Microbial Comrades present the oldest osteosynthesis in history, and how a small molecule produced by stressed bacteria is a warning signal that repels healthy populations to promote their survival.

Bone with copper plate from Varnhem Monastery, 1260-1527
Bone with copper plate from Varnhem Monastery, 1260-1527

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson and Michael Schmidt

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One comment on “TWiM 210: The Waze of microbes

  1. Rich Bradley Jan 3, 2020

    Dear esteemed TWIM hosts,
    First of all happy new year and a belated happy birthday to Prof R.
    I saw a thought provoking report in this week’s Nature by Darrah et al on the existing 100 year old tuberculosis vaccine BCG resulting in protection if administered via a different route (IV). If this works it looks like an anecdote to one of the world’s major diseases but it does raise the question why this wasn’t tried before….

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