How the drive to prevent cholera and other enteric diseases in Bangladesh led to increased exposure to arsenic.

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Dr. Mair talks about why breaking the transmission cycle by focusing on mosquitoes will help reduce global malaria, how a multi-pronged approach is necessary to eradicate this disease, how public health efforts coordinating drug administration have been effective, and some of the hurdles that impede vaccine development.

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Dr. Marvin Whiteley talks about how and why bacteria talk to each other (quorum sensing), whether lab conditions can help us understand what a pathogen does inside a host, and how a polymicrobial “love story” in the mouth leads to dental problems.

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How climate change is driving the death of coral reefs, and how the bacteria and viruses associated with the reef influence its health.

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How studying viruses in extreme environments can give insights into the evolution of life on earth, and whether a virus is actually alive.

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Algae are amazing microorganisms, and Dr. Mayfield says that the more you know about algae, the more you like them. 

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How CRISPR/Cas evolved, the various applications that is has been used for, some of the controversies associated with its use, and its further potential to improve human health.

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Puerto Rican scientists describe what happened to their laboratories after the hurricane Maria.

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Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world, and is a very unique dry, high pH environment with special chemical properties. Amazingly, there are microbial communities that live within concrete.

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How the success of vaccines has ironically contributed to the rise of the anti-vax movement, how the way scientists talk about vaccines is important to increase vaccination rates, and the autism-vaccine controversy.

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