TWiM 221: Weapon of mucus destruction, WMD

July 18, 2020
Colonies of P. aeuginosa (right) and S. aureus (left). Image credit.

TWiM reveals a potential mucus-busting weapon for patients with cystic fibrosis, and bacteria in the intestinal tract that can oxidize cholesterol, leading to lower levels of the lipid in blood.

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

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One comment on “TWiM 221: Weapon of mucus destruction, WMD

  1. Cool show on Biofilms as usual and nice to get away from politics once in a while here on microbe.tv. But don’t forget there is a Yersinia Pestis scare in Colorado and China that is happening as of 2020.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/squirrel-tests-positive-bubonic-plague-colorado/story?id=71769840

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/bubonic-plague-triggers-health-alert-in-china-after-herder-is-infected/2020/07/07/bfb8f874-c004-11ea-8908-68a2b9eae9e0_story.html

    This has to be the largest scare outside of COVID-19 though within the bacteria world though.

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