On episode #2 of This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, and Michael review a fatal laboratory acquired Yersinia pestis infection, and how gut bacteria control body weight and metabolic activity..
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Links for this episode:
- Fatal laboratory acquired Yersinia infection (thanks, Alan!)
- Gut bacteria can control metabolic functions (mBio)
- Systems biology approach to infectious disease research (mBio)
- Dr. B. Brett Finlay’s 3D animations
- Letters read on TWiM #2
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2 thoughts on “TWiM #2 – The plague, microbial virulence, and the gut microbiome”
As a layman I found this episode fascinating and well made. Keep it up.
Much better than the first episode, feels a bit more organized, looking forward to listening to the third one (already have it, just haven’t listened yet)!
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