How can the humble zebrafish teach us about the human microbiome? John Rawls discusses the benefits of using animal models

 

Recorded at ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, TWiM talks to Christina Kellogg talks about her career and her research on coral microbial ecology.

Published in TWiM
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:59

Ars longa, vita brevis - TWiP 153

The case of the Panamanian Farmer with Three Weeks of Diarrhea, and how microbes egested during bites of sand flies exacerbate the severity of leishmaniasis. 

Published in TWiP

Julie Pfeiffer tells the story of how she serendipitously found a role for the gut microbiota during polio virus infection, and how she and her lab discovered an important role for bacterial glycans in viral biology.

Microbiome-based technologies: how to measure and manipulate our microbial cohabiitants and use that information to inform health decisions.

Published in Microbial Sciences
Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:19

Elio has lots of colanic acid - TWiM 176

The passing of Stanley Falkow, give E. coli an archaeal membrane, and how the microbiome can make worms live longer.

Published in TWiM

While we don’t yet understand what makes a healthy microbiome, we know that certain interventions, such as antibiotic use and Cesarean sections, can change babies’ microbiomes, for better or for worse.  

Published in Microbial Sciences

Gut microbe transplants from wild mice protect lab mice from disease!

Published in Bacteriofiles

The evidence that the gut microbiome influences Parkinson’s Disease, implications of this research for the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, and the involvement of the microbiome in other neurological conditions.

Published in microTalk

Unlike most animals, caterpillars don't seem to have a resident gut microbe to help them in various ways!

Published in Bacteriofiles
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