eLife Episode 16: Synthetic cells, antivirals and sex pheromones
In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about reproducibility, drug resistance, cells without walls, gene transfer, interspecies signalling, and stem cells.
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The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology will replicate selected
experiments from 50 high-impact papers
It may be possible to use one drug, rather than several, to
tackle viral infections.
Some bacteria can survive and thrive despite not having a cell
The genes responsible for antibiotics can spread between the three
domains of life—Archaea, Bacteria and Eukaryotes
A beetle pheromone that lures nematode worms to an insect host
can also stop their development or even kill them outright.
When an epithelial stem cell divides, why does one of the new cells
remain a stem cell while the other becomes a specialised cell?