Skip to main content

"microbiology"

Two Podcasts About the Other Side of Eating

Two Podcasts About the Other Side of Eating

It’s a few days after Thanksgiving, but nevertheless, I’m thankful for sanitation. Here at Food Matters, we spend a lot of time talking about the things that go into our mouths, but throughout the world, the stuff that happens on the other end is almost as important.

November 29, 2014 — Kevin Bonham
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Sharks and Seals

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Sharks and Seals

Bacteria, viruses and parasites from land animals such as cats, cows and humans are sickening and killing sea mammals. Scientists have been finding a daunting number of land-based pathogens in seals, dolphins, sharks and other ocean dwellers that wash ashore dead or dying, according to an article by Christopher Solomon in the May 2013 issue of Scientific American, entitled “How Kitty is Killing the Dolphins.”The "pollutagens" could pose a threat to people, too.

April 16, 2013 — Mark Fischetti
Everyone Poops — Even Paramecium

Everyone Poops — Even Paramecium

Perhaps you’ve heard of — or even read — the children’s book “Everyone Poops“. This illustrative tome explains that because everyone eats, everyone poops.

May 8, 2014 — Jennifer Frazer
Investigating the Cheese Microbiome

Investigating the Cheese Microbiome

Last week was a monumental one for me – I said goodbye to my old lab, where I’ve worked for the past 5 years. It was harder than I thought it would be to leave.

May 6, 2014 — Kevin Bonham
On the Curious Motions of Syphilis and Lyme Disease Bacteria

On the Curious Motions of Syphilis and Lyme Disease Bacteria

The bacteria that cause syphilis and Lyme Disease have something extraordinary in common: they manage to propel themselves through their environment in spite of the fact their tails are located inside their bodies.

December 28, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer
My New Fermentation Obsession

My New Fermentation Obsession

It’s been a while since my last post – I was not quite prepared for how busy I would be teaching 3 classes, doing research and planning a wedding would be.

November 11, 2014 — Kevin Bonham
How to Study a Complex Microbial World- Part 1: DNA sequencing

How to Study a Complex Microbial World- Part 1: DNA sequencing

Over the next few months, I plan on writing a lot about research on microbial communities. This is somewhat self-serving, as my own research is moving in that direction, but I also happen to think it’s fascinating, and highly relevant to the most current research involving food.

February 19, 2015 — Kevin Bonham