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I'm a microbiology PhD from North Carolina State University who finds microbes continually fascinating. I'm working on ways to see just how good for us bacteria can be, and in order to share my enthusiasm for discoveries made by others or myself, I created BacterioFiles.

Back in early 2009 when science podcasts first caught my interest, I looked around to see if I could find any up-to-date podcasts that were focused on microbiology. There were a few, but they mostly seemed to focus on the negative aspects of bacteria or viruses that cause disease. I wanted news about how important bacteria and other microbes are, in our bodies, in the environment, and even in our technology, as well as how interesting and diverse they can be. So my path was clear: I had to fill the niche.

That path led to the creation of BacterioFiles, the podcast for microbe lovers, dedicated to promoting the exploration of the mostly-invisible world that is all around us.

This episode: Gut microbes enhance the effectiveness of cancer therapies!

(10.7 MB, 11.7 minutes)

Show notes: 
News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper 1/Journal paper 2

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This episode: Marine worms and their microbial symbionts can live on the toxic gas carbon monoxide!

Reminder: this is the last episode for at least a few weeks while I am wrapping up my PhD. See you again when I'm done!

(11.1 MB, 12.1 minutes)

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Journal Paper

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This episode: Gut bacteria kill their drug-resistant pathogenic cousins of the same species via pheromone signaling!

Just to let you know, I'm trying to finish up my dissertation and graduate in the next few months, so after episode 240, I will be putting the show on hold, at least for a few weeks (but not forever). I'll be sure to bring back some good content after I am done feeling so crunched for time though.

(10.4 MB, 11.4 minutes)

Show notes: 
News item/Journal Paper

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Monday, 16 November 2015 01:00

BacterioFiles 238 - Forcing Fungal Familiarization

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This episode: Of genes that are similar in yeast and humans, almost half of the yeast versions are functional when replaced with the human version!

(7.9 MB, 8.5 minutes)

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Journal Paper

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This episode: Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, a predatory bacterium that feeds on Chlorella algae, is currently lost from science, but its genome has been sequenced and interpreted anyway, to reveal a surprising family history!

(9.4 MB, 10.25 minutes)

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Journal Paper

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This episode: Gut microbes' activity in decaying brine shrimp help promote fossilization of their soft parts!

(8.1 MB, 8.8 minutes)

Show notes: 
Paywalled news item/Journal Paper

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This episode: I talk with Dr. Rob Dunn about his team's research into determining where a dust sample comes from based on the microbes present in it!

(12.6 MB, 13.7 minutes)

Show notes: 
News item/Journal Paper
The Dunn lab
Books

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Monday, 19 October 2015 02:00

BacterioFiles 234 - Phone, Floor Phylum Forensics

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This episode: Learning things about people's identity and movements from microbial communities on their phones and shoes!

(5.4 MB, 5.8 minutes)

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News item 1/News item 2/Journal Paper

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This episode: Mice in less sanitary conditions have more diverse gut communities and perhaps less allergy!

(8.15 MB, 8.8 minutes)

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Journal Paper

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This episode: Bacteria can convert soluble uranium to an insoluble form, and distinguish between different isotopes!

(8.2 MB, 8.9 minutes)

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News item/Journal Paper

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