TWiM 211: Bacteria, colon cancer, and fire blight

January 9, 2020

The Fellowship of the TWiM reveal that colorectal cancer-associated microbiota are associated with higher numbers of methylated genes in colonic mucosa, and identification of metabolites needed by the fire blight disease bacterium for virulence in apples.

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

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2 comments on “TWiM 211: Bacteria, colon cancer, and fire blight

  1. Bob Landers Mar 18, 2020

    That is crazy the one that Carol sent was the plague in China Report its crazy how this was then China’s biggest outbreak prior to COVID-19

  2. Nancy Lory Apr 26, 2021

    Dear Vincent,
    “Both my parents died of colon cancer.” — Your comment in the episode when you discussed taking aspirin as prevention against colon cancer.

    I have never heard anyone else who had said that and it echoed in my heart and brain. Both of my parents died of colon cancer, too; my mother at the age of 52 in 1975 and my dad (Italian descent) at the age of 68 in 1992. I could never fathom how both of them died of the same disease. So, it could be bacterial as well as genetic? Of course, your comment to me will be that you hope I am getting regular colonoscopies. Yes! And I am so grateful that the polyps (adenomatous) can be removed. No complaining from me on the prep for the procedure. It’s a terrible disease. I will speak with my doctor about taking aspirin. Have the finding of this study been incorporated into clinical practice?
    Aged 72
    PS The weather is cool and blustery today — currently 34 degrees F.