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Diagnosing cancer by microbial signatures

When was the last time your oncologist talked to a microbiologist? For most, this question seems unusual, as if cancer care had little to do with the communities of microorganisms (microbes) that live together with us, called microbiota. Indeed, the last three decades of cancer... click to read more

  • Gregory D. Poore | PhD Student at Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, CA, USA
  • Rob Knight | Professor at Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, CA, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 3, 2021
The Trojan mosquito: an in-house parasite defends against malaria

Malaria is one of the most difficult-to-control infectious diseases in modern times. It is widespread in the tropical and subtropical regions with millions of global infections annually and a high death rate among school-going children. The disease is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, and... click to read more

  • Enock Mukibetti Mararo | PhD student at The Roslin Institute, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK
  • Lilian Mbaisi | PhD student at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Edward Makhulu Edmond | Research assistant at International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya
Views 5709
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 26, 2021
Vaping and oral health: Cloudy with a chance of disease

In 2003, Hon Lik, a Chinese researcher patented an Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (also known as e-cigarettes), a battery-operated device that delivers a heated mixture of nicotine, glycerol (or propylene glycol), and flavor with each puff. 17 years later, these devices are available in over... click to read more

  • Sukirth M Ganesan | Assistant professor of periodontology at University of Iowa, The Ohio State University
  • Shareef M Dabdoub | Research Assistant Professor of periodontology at The Ohio State University
  • Purnima S Kumar | Professor of periodontology at The Ohio State University
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 25, 2021
More than meets the eye: the histones revealed as enzymes

If you traveled back in time to approximately two billion years ago, you would see an Earth completely devoid of animals and plants. Yet, at microscopic levels, life is on the brink of one of the greatest and unique developments in history. Two single celled... click to read more

  • Oscar A. Campos | Postdoctoral scholar at Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Siavash K. Kurdistani | Professor at Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Views 2640
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 12, 2021
Understanding how COVID-19 Patients shed viral particles into their environment

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine were among the first U.S. hospitals to provide care for individuals infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. When the first news of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, China began appearing in December of 2019, the nursing and research... click to read more

  • Joshua L. Santarpia | Associate Professor at Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Views 2835
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 4, 2021