Monday, March 31, 2014

BacterioFiles 160 - Residents Regulate RNA Response

This episode: Gut microbe communities can help regulate the immune response to pathogens!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper
Paper about synthetic small RNA treatment

Other interesting stories:
**Bacteria can convert CO2 directly to liquid compound (paper)
**Dog-related microbes seem especially good at positively affecting our immune system
**Bacteria inside insects protect from viruses, but there is a trade-off
**Soil fungus that kills insects could control mosquito populations in water too
**Bacteria already living in underground resource areas could help us better use these resources

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