Sunday, May 2, 2010

BacterioFiles Episode 11

In this show, I report on four exciting stories: a probiotic bacteria that can fight cancer, bacteria in dust that affect asthma, microbes living in a lake of asphalt, and a census of marine microorganisms.

(Image credit: Dirk Schulze-Makuch)

Download Episode (13.4 MB, 14.75 minutes)

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Story 1
Story 2
Story 3
Story 4
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Show notes:
Story 1: News item/Journal paper
Story 2: News item/Journal Paper
Story 3: News item 1/News item 2/Submitted Paper
Story 4: News item 1/News item 2/Slideshow

Other interesting stories:
**Plant fungal disease that uses different tactics depending on which part of the plant it’s infecting
**Using microbes to clean up groundwater pollution
**The Navy investigating ways to use microbes to power small devices
**A species of bacterium that produces lots of hydrogen gas
**Using a microbe to protect grapes from grey mold
**Study about how probiotics may not help Salmonella food poisoning
**Paper about recently-discovered salt-loving archaea found in the human intestine
**Eukaryotic plankton in the ocean actually incorporate a lot of carbon dioxide into their cells
**Article describing the job of planetary protection officer for NASA

Post questions or comments here or email to bacteriofiles at gmail dot com. Thanks for listening!

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