Medical research

A new tool for modeling the human gut microbiome

Several thousand strains of bacteria live in the human gut. Some of these are associated with disease, while others have beneficial effects on human health. Figuring out the precise role of each of these bacteria can be difficult, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Four-stranded DNA structures found to play role in breast cancer

Four stranded DNA structures—known as G-quadruplexes—have been shown to play a role in certain types of breast cancer for the first time, providing a potential new target for personalised medicine, say scientists at the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fat-based molecules are key to Zika virus infection

Certain fat-based molecules required for Zika virus infection in human cells could provide clues to why the virus primarily infects brain tissue, particularly in a developing fetus or newborn.

Medical research

Microneedling therapeutic stem cells into damaged tissues

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent in that they naturally replenish the cell types that build bone, cartilage and adipose tissues. However, they exhibit much broader regenerative potential, including their capacity ...

Oncology & Cancer

Pregnancy reprograms breast cells, reducing cancer risk

An early age of pregnancy (25 years and younger) is known to reduce the overall risk of breast cancer by over 30%. CSHL Assistant Professor Camila dos Santos spent several years teasing out the molecular details behind the ...

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