Salmonella Biofilms — Inside of Us. (starts 4:06) Foodborne Salmonella infections MIGHT pave the way for arthritis, Parkinson’s disease and even Alzheimer’s. We talk with Aaron White, co-author of a new study documenting how a salmonella infection can “leak” out of the intestines and form velcro-like biofilms in body tissues. These biofilms are made of curly-shaped, curli (scientific name) proteins on the surface of a Salmonella bacteria. These curli proteins help the cells stick together. They’re hard for the body to scrub away, and they might contribute to a number of health problems. (GO HERE for Extended Version TRANSCRIPT with links to related research)
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Host/Producer: Shelley Schlender
Additional Contributions: Beth Bennett
Engineer: Maeve Conran
Executive Producer: Susan Moran