Monday, June 9, 2014

BacterioFiles 169 - Microbes Meddle with Mesophilic Malaria

This episode: Ambient temperature seems to affect how much insect bacteria can interfere with transmission of malaria!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
  • One kind of yeast divides age-related damage evenly between daughter cells instead of giving all of it to one
  • How gut bacteria break down fiber we eat
  • Making interesting art/clothing with dangerous bacteria
  • Study of how soil microbes react to warming environment (paper)
  • Gut bacteria associated with obesity are more common in some places than in others

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