Monday, March 21, 2016

BacterioFiles 244 - Rabbit Viruses Exploding Cancer

This episode: A conversation with Audiommunity hosts about a rabbit virus that may help treat cancer while preventing the treatment from killing the patient!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper
Audiommunity podcast
Unedited version of this episode

Other interesting stories:
  • Finding algae in glacial ice on mountains Peru
  • Soil bacteria inhibit carcinogen production by fungi (paper)
  • Birds carry around many kinds of plant bacteria
  • Thinking of leaf-cutter ant fungus gardens as biotech fermentations (paper)
  • Making Azotobacter mutants that can produce fertilizer for other organisms (paper)

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    BacterioFiles 242 - Corporeal Communities Create Characterizing Codes

    This episode: Features of the microbial communities of people's bodies could be used to identify individuals!

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    Show notes:
    Commentary/Journal Paper

    Other interesting stories:
  • Gut bacteria and gut cancer relate in confusing ways (paywall)
  • More about how giant Mimivirus infects its host
  • Even seemingly helpful microbes may become harmful in certain contexts (paywall)
  • Microbes in sewage seem to rebuild drugs that treatment plants try to remove
  • Microbes could help keep water clean

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