Monthly Archives: January 2017

Rebalancing gut microbiome lengthens survival in mouse model of ALS

A bacterial by-product known to be important in maintaining gut health may slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS – a progressive, neurodegenerative disease. …read more

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Inside passage: Researchers shed light on how viruses enter the intestine

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Washington University in St. …read more

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‘Survival gene’ stops strains of TB mutating into deadly ‘superbugs’

Scientists have discovered a key ‘survival gene’ that prevents strains of tuberculosis (TB) from mutating into drug-resistant ‘superbugs’. …read more

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Early sentinels of multidrug-resistant TB

Researchers identified mutations that often precede multidrug resistance in the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). The findings may lead to new tests for drug resistance. …read more

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A low-cost, hand-powered paper centrifuge

Scientists developed a lightweight, ultralow-cost, hand-powered centrifuge that can separate blood components. The “paperfuge” may be used in resource-poor settings. …read more

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