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An NMR Spectrometer autosampler.

High Pressures Reveal Novel Structural Features in Proteins

3,000 bar of pressure reveals structural features of proteins that are too volatile to be observed under normal conditions.
A persons abdomen with an intestine drawn on their stomach.

Gut Bacteria Metabolite Battles Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Study highlights the molecular mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of γKetoC, a gut bacteria-generated linoleic acid metabolite, using mice models.
E coli under a scanning microscope.

Energy-Producing Transporters Behind Bacteria’s Ability To Cause Urinary Tract Infections

Research examines how the bacteria Escherichia coli, or E. coli, is able to use host nutrients to reproduce at an extraordinarily rapid pace during infection despite the near sterile environment of fresh urine.
immunofluorescent staining shows a lymph node that has been significantly expanded in mice with the help of the biomaterial MPS-vaccine (on the right), next to a lymph node taken from non-treated control mice (on the left) at the same time post-vaccination.

Biomaterial Vaccine Enhances Lymph Node Expansion and Boosts Anti-Tumor Immunity

A biomaterial vaccine enhances and sustains lymph node expansion following vaccination, boosting anti-tumor immunity in an animal model.
A strand of DNA, with one section lit up.

Exploring the Microbiome Reveals Novel Treatments for Genetic Disorders

A new CRISPR-Cas9 molecule produced by a bacterium in the gut microbiome could have clinical potential to treat genetic diseases.
Neurons sending a signal to neighbouring neurons

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Shows Promise in Treating Infections

Researchers have found that stimulation of the vagus nerve triggers activation of the spleen, thereby regulating antibody production. These findings highlight the potential of vagus nerve modulation in treating diseases, like lupus and sepsis.
An illustration of the gut microbiome.

Disruption of a Father’s Gut Microbiome Affects the Next Generation

The discovery of a "gut–germline axis" illustrates how disruption of a father's gut microbiome can influence the health of his offspring.
Someone pouring white pills into their hand from an orange pill bottle.

Common Diabetes Drug Reduces the Chance of COVID-19 Reinfection

A team of University of Minnesota researchers found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, can decrease the amount of COVID-19 virus in the body and lower the chances of the virus coming back strongly after initial treatment.
A colorized scanning electron micrograph of a malaria parasite infecting a red blood cell.

Insights Into Malaria Parasites Sexual Development Reveals Opportunities To Prevent Disease Spread

For the first time, the developmental stages of the deadliest human malaria parasite have been mapped in high resolution, revealing opportunities to prevent the spread of disease.
A prototype of the new small blood collection device next to a coin.

Innovative Blood Sampling Device Inspired by Leeches

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a safe and inexpensive device for reliable blood measurements. It works using a suction cup and could also be employed to diagnose the tropical disease malaria – even by non-​medical personnel.