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Mud Science - Healing with Clays

An interview with microbiologist Shelley Haydel from the School of Life Sciences and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University by co-host Marissa Henderson.

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Topic Time
Intro - 00:00
We are not really talking about mud are we? [Dr. Biology] 02:41
Soil is everything and can include clay. 02:59
Clays are minerals. 03:18
How did you get started studying clay minerals? [Marissa] 03:37
Buruli Ulcers. 04:04
Do people die from Buruli Ulcers? [Dr. Biology] 06:17
Also a bad disease because you can see it - like Leperacy. 06:42
What is is about the clay that it can be used to treat Buruli Ulcers? [Marissa] 07:18
Not all clays are created equal - correct? [Dr. Biology] 08:16
Definition of clay. 08:50
Describing and touching some of the clays brought into the studio. 09:04
How you know if a clay is killing a bacteria. 11:27
Bacteria and Petri dishes. [E. coli, Salmonella type Vernerium.] 12:02
MERSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) 13:02
Bacteria from our body and the importance of bacteria. 13:40
If clay becomes a popular treatment how would they be administered? [Marissa] 14:48
A lot of people eat and drink clay daily. 15:19
Are there clays that encourage bacteria to grow? [Dr. Biology] 16:41
Could we have the same problem of bacteria becoming resistant to clay as we have with antibiotics? [Marissa] 17:30
Do you think clays could be used to treat other diseases? [Dr. Biology] 18:45
Which clays seem to be the most promising? [Marissa] 20:19
Are we going to be able to manufacture the healing clays or is it only Mother Nature that can make them? [Dr. Biology] 21:54
When did you first know you wanted to be a biologist? [Marissa] 23:05
If you weren't a scientist what would you be or do? [Marissa] 24:53
What advice or tip for someone wanting to become a biologist or scientist. [Dr. Biology] 26:30
Did you play with mud when you were young? [Dr. Biology] 27:56
Sign-off 28:27
Podcast Contest Information 30:05

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Mud Science - Healing with Clays

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Can clay be used to kill bad bacteria? Learn more about a set of Shelley Haydel's experiments in our PLOSable story Isn't it Ionic?

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Can clay be used to kill bad bacteria? Learn more about a set of Shelley Haydel's experiments in our PLOSable story Isn't it Ionic?

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