This week, a guy gets a kiwi allergy from a bone marrow transplant from his sister, Matt envisions a magic mouse, and Kate peaces out after 20 min. Meanwhile, Kevin continues to be the only one drinking... that schtick may not last much longer.
Something a bit different this episiode. Last month, we joined Jesse Noar, host of the excellent Bacteriophiles podcast to record an episode about oncolytic viruses (viruses that blow up cancer cells). We hope you enjoy it, then head on over to microbe world and subscribe to Jesse's podcast.
In this episode, how parasitic worms alter in immunomodulatory effects of the gut microbiome. Also, Kate expresses her distaste for large datasets and animal experiments, and Matt proposes a weight loss company that will only market to identical twins.
The company that Kevin couldn't remember: Seres Therapeutics
In this episode, we talk about the innate immune system's Trojan cow strategy - using a cyclic dinucleotide as a signaling molecule means that viruses can package the seeds of their own destruction.
Meanwhile, Matt and Kate throw Kevin under the bus with regards to alcohol consumption, and Matt expounds on the security threat posed by infectious cattle.
Kevin's Lonely Beer Consumption - Jack's Abby trIPL
In this episode we talk about lymphatics in the brain and why that's both obvious and not obvious. Meanwhile, Kate drinks disgusting smoothies and Kevin triggers Matt with a trigger warning.
Gross Smoothie Recipe
2 cups plain kefir
2 Tbsp almond butter
1 cup chopped baby kale
1 banana (Cavendish!)
1/3 cup oatmeal
1/2 scoop protein powder
1 dash cayenne pepper
Blend all ingredients, hold nose and consume.