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Ebola Virus Can Persist in Survivors Even After Symptoms Have Disappeared

During the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, clinicians noted that survivors often complained of long-term effects of the disease, such as loss […]

The Bacteria in Alzheimer’s Brains Differs from the Bacteria in Normal Brains

Next generation sequencing (NGS) of eight Alzheimer’s brain samples and six healthy aged brain samples from a brain bank in the UK revealed […]

Structural Changes in the Lungs from COPD Produce Changes in the Lung Microbiome

As COPD advances, it produces structural changes in the lungs, and these structural changes also change the lung microbiome and make it vulnerable […]

Summary – The Impact of Gut Microbiota on Gender-Specific Differences in Immunity.

Gut microbiota are different in male and female mammals, but no one has determined whether these differences are produced by innate variations in […]

A Partnership Gone Sour

If you are looking for new metabolic pathways, you don’t  need to look in exotic environments. Kwong, Zheng, and Moran of the University […]


Scientists all over the world are celebrating Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, or CRISPR-Cas, and how it allows us to edit eukaryotic […]

Microbial Symbioses with Invertebrate Hosts

This post is about an upcoming session at ASM Microbe 2017: Microbial Symbioses with Invertebrate Hosts (Poster Session 236 – HMB09 – June 3, […]

Cichlid fishes gut microbiota and diet

We know that our gut microbiota impacts our ability to digest different foods, but it is often difficult to determine how these relationships […]

Commentary – Microbes Can Influence Cancer Drug Efficacy

The original article can be found here. This paper and a second article demonstrate that host-microbe interactions can alter the effectiveness of fluoropyrimidines, […]

Commentary – Insect Symbiotic Bacteria Transmit Viral Pathogens

Original article can be found here. Some bacteria found in insects have developed a way to enter developing insect oocytes and can be […]

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