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What genetics teaches us about living a long and healthy life

Why do some people live a long and healthy life, while others suffer from age-related diseases? We know that this difference is usually explained by chance or environmental factors, such as diet and living conditions. But that's not all! We should also consider another important... click to read more

  • Paul R. H. J. Timmers | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MRC Human Genetics Unit, MRC Institute for Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Peter K. Joshi | Principal Investigator at Centre for Global Health Research, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Joris Deelen | Research Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
Views 1088
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 16, 2021
eDiamond: A life-changing glucose monitoring solution for diabetics

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 8.5% of the worldwide population. People with diabetes are at risk of serious health problems arising from diabetes-related complications. Monitoring of blood glucose levels as often as possible is crucial to managing diabetes. The standard technique to... click to read more

  • Jessica Hanna | PhD Student at Biomedical Engineering Program, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Views 1053
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 18, 2021
Starving cancer: dietary modifications may enhance cancer therapy

We all obsess about our fitness and health and a critical part of it is how and what we eat. Healthy nutrition is not only important for our look, but also linked to all aspects of physiology and disease. Recent years have seen a surge... click to read more

  • Boryana Petrova | Staff scientist at Department of Pathology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA
Views 683
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Feb 15, 2021
Diagnosing cancer by microbial signatures

When was the last time your oncologist talked to a microbiologist? For most, this question seems unusual, as if cancer care had little to do with the communities of microorganisms (microbes) that live together with us, called microbiota. Indeed, the last three decades of cancer... click to read more

  • Gregory D. Poore | PhD Student at Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, CA, USA
  • Rob Knight | Professor at Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, CA, USA
Views 1226
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 3, 2021
The Trojan mosquito: an in-house parasite defends against malaria

Malaria is one of the most difficult-to-control infectious diseases in modern times. It is widespread in the tropical and subtropical regions with millions of global infections annually and a high death rate among school-going children. The disease is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, and... click to read more

  • Enock Mukibetti Mararo | PhD student at The Roslin Institute, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK
  • Lilian Mbaisi | PhD student at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Edward Makhulu Edmond | Research assistant at International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya
Views 851
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 26, 2021