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How early-life adversity gets under the skin

Many women experience mental health problems during pregnancy and this can have health consequences for the unborn child. Indeed, a wealth of research findings have now shown that women with depression and anxiety in pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, to have a... click to read more

  • Joanne Ryan | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), Melbourne, Australia
Views 2756
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 19, 2016
SERINC5: a blood cell guardian against HIV

HIV-1 is a virus that currently affects 36 million people worldwide. While the trend of the epidemic has slowed down in recent years thanks to a drug cocktail capable of efficiently inhibiting virus replication, neither a preventive vaccine nor an eradication therapy exist. New targets... click to read more

  • Massimo Pizzato | Associate Professor at Centre for Integrated Biology, University of Trento, Italy
Views 2909
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 13, 2016
One run a day keeps the...cancer away!

A healthy life-style, including regular exercise, has long been associated with the prevention of diabetes and heart attack. Moreover, exercise helps to lower other major disease risk factors, e.g. obesity and high blood pressure. When it comes to cancer, it is suggested that exercise confers... click to read more

  • Per thor Straten | Professor at Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Denmark
  • Manja Idorn | PhD student at Centre for Cancer Immune Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Denmark
Views 2931
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 5, 2016
The colour beige: heating up the fat

In mammals, adipose tissue is a specialized tissue that functions as the major storage site for fat. When glucose supplies are low (for example when an organism is food-deprived), the stored fat can be used to produce energy, so that the organism may be constantly... click to read more

  • Caterina Da Rè | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 3199
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 1, 2016
Fighting back antibiotic resistance: a new hope from the soil

Bacteria live in a hectic world. They need to find food and a happy place to live all while dividing every 20 or so minutes. To complicate things further, they must also outcompete the other bacteria they share a space with. In the human gut,... click to read more

  • Dan Kramer | PhD student at Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 24, 2016