Monday, August 17, 2015

BacterioFiles 225 - Implanting Internal Invader Immunity

This episode: Don't have immunity? Create your own! Scientists engineer cells to destroy their HIV infections using the bacterial immune system!

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Show notes:
Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
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  • Yeast can make lots of useful things
  • Engineering E. coli to better tolerate biofuels it produces (paper)
  • Pathogens can resist phage infection, but often at a cost (paper)
  • Microbes can survive on space vessels and cause problems away from Earth

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