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The unexpected partner(s): a billion viruses

What constitutes a human body? What is it that makes your body, your own? If we begin to break it down, you can easily see that your body is covered with a layer of hair and skin. Beneath that lie your circulatory systems, bones and... click to read more

  • Jeremy J. Barr | Lecturer at School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Views 888
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 28, 2018
Studies of the bugs within: telling sickness from cure

Each of us carries intestinal gardens, where microbes process food for our own consumption. We evolved to benefit from this, but as our guests are selfish single-cell creatures, tense diplomacy was always needed. Since these bacterial communities in our gut play surprisingly large roles in... click to read more

  • Sofia K. Forslund | Junior Group Leader at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine & European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Berlin, Germany
  • Oluf Pedersen | Professor at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Views 1096
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 20, 2018
Gut microbes as a novel anti-aging intervention?

Ours is a world dominated by microbes. Diverse microbial communities colonize just about any available space, even deep within our bodies' cavities. Remarkably, every human being carries as many bacterial as human cells, leading us to question the very meaning of what constitutes a human.... click to read more

  • Miriam Popkes | PhD student at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9b D-50931, Cologne, Germany
  • Dario Riccardo Valenzano | Professor at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9b D-50931, Cologne, Germany
Views 1343
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 6, 2018
How a fungus causes the collapse of salamander populations

The fungal skin disease "Chytridiomycosis" is an important cause for amphibian diversity loss. This particular disease is emblematic for human mediated spread of pathogens from their native into new ranges, with the potential to extirpate the newly invaded host populations. The Asian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium... click to read more

  • Frank Pasmans | Professor at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • An Martel | Professor at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Views 1338
Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 16, 2017
Red in Tooth and Claw: another weapon against antibiotic resistance

Bacteria are an integral part of human life. These organisms are on your skin, in your mouth, your ears, and your gut. After birth, a diverse population is acquired by the age of three and remarkably the population is quite similar and just as diverse... click to read more

  • Nicholas A. Isley | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, BCC-483, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037
Views 1251
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 3, 2017