Monday, April 7, 2014

BacterioFiles 161 - Permafrost Produces Perceptible Pithos

This episode: The largest virus so far has been discovered in ancient Siberian permafrost!
B: Pitho particles.
C: honeycomb cork at one end.
D: Other end.

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

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**Certain portions of gut microbiome, and inflammation, associated with colon cancer (paper) (TWiM 71)
**Yogurt probiotics might not change gut community in major ways

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