05 September 2019: Persistent antibiotic resistance, and modelling 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 prey; Research 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.
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