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Multiomics – News and Features

Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell

Cancer Research, Mentorship and Confidence in Your Competence With Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell

Cancer researcher Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell reflects on her journey into studying health disparities, touches on the importance of mentorship and shares some inspiring advice for women and girls considering a career in STEMM.
Bacteria that for part of the microbiome in the small intestine

The Human Microbiome and Aging: What’s the Latest Research?

The microbiome's influence on health is well documented and recent studies also suggest that the microbiome may play an important role in aging. Here, we explore some of the latest research on the link between the microbiome and aging.
A person with cancer sits on their phone while they receive treatment in bed

Mechanism That May Improve Platinum-Based Cancer Drugs Discovered

Cisplatin is effective at killing cancer and has been used for decades, but can cause toxic side effects. Researchers have now identified a protein that, when targeted, enables cisplatin-resistant cancer cells to become responsive to treatment, allowing for the use of lower doses.

New Class of Artificial Intelligence Can Advance Cancer Research

Mayo Clinic researchers recently invented a new class of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms called hypothesis-driven AI that are a significant departure from traditional AI models which learn solely from data.
A woman smelling flowers.

Sniffing Out Surprises Could Shape the Future of Health and Agriculture

Imagine if we could inhale scents that delay the onset of cancer, inflammation, or neurodegenerative disease. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, are poised to bring this futuristic technology closer to reality.
Cancer cells.

New Study Unveils Proteogenomics Landscape of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers reported the first large-scale study characterizing the proteomics and phosphoproteomics of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) clinical cohorts, providing a comprehensive picture of the proteogenomics landscape of SCLC.
A babies feet.

The Surprising Strength of Babies' Immune Cells

For a long time, it has been thought that a baby’s immune system is far weaker than that of an adult due to limited pathogen exposure. However, a recent paper, published in Science Immunology, has questioned these beliefs.
A DNA molecule being edited.

New Toolbox Enables Genome Engineering Without CRISPR

Belgian researchers have developed a new toolbox of 16 different short DNA sequences that allow triggering controlled and specific recombination events in any genome.
A glass of orange juice.

Mystery of Novel Clove-Like Off-Flavor in Orange Juice Solved

A research team led by the Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich has solved the mystery of a novel clove-like off-flavor in orange juice, the cause of which was previously unknown.
A pregnant woman.

Pregnancy Alters Gut Microbiome and Impacts Immune Response

Pregnancy leads to an eruption of physiological and metabolic changes in the body. Among many of these changes are dramatic fluctuations in the immune system, but how these changes may take place has alluded scientists until now.