05 September 2019: Persistent antibiotic resistance, and modeling hot cities

This week, Salmonella spreading antibiotic resistance, and the drivers of urban heat islands.


In this episode:

 

00:46 Antibiotic resistance reservoirs

Researchers have identified how Salmonella ‘persister’ cells can spread antibiotic resistance genes in mice intestines.

Research article: Bakkeren et al.


08:12 Research Highlights

Bright barn owls stun prey, and the evolution of dog brains. 

Research Highlight: Zip-lining owls reveal what really scares their preyResearch Highlight: A dog’s breed is a window onto its brain


10:13 Urban heating

Cities are generally hotter than their surroundings, but what are the causes of these ‘heat islands’? 

Research Article: Manoli et al.


16:54 News Chat

A cryptic Russian radiation spike, and India’s moon mission gets closer to touchdown. 

News: How nuclear scientists are decoding Russia’s mystery explosionNews: ‘The most terrifying moments’: India counts down to risky Moon landing

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy