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When Pathogens Collaborate - Research in Brief

Have you ever thought about what could happen if microbes in your body joined…


Skin prick allergy test.

The Evolution of Allergies, or What Doesn't Kill You...

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” – Friedrich…


Clean culture of aerobic bacteria on agar plate, biohazard sign in background.

She Traced the 2001 Anthrax Letters. Now She's Protecting Your Gut Health.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Rita Colwell, a “giant”…


Anatomical structure of biological cell.

What You Should Know about Oxidative Damage and Stress

The last two posts I wrote had a unifying theme: oxidative damage. The first…


Close up of saline intravenous (iv) drip in a child's patient hand.

The Right Chemo For Your DNA

What causes two patients with the same type of cancer to respond so differently…


Radiologist talking to a patient. Credit: skynesher.

Welcome to Tumour Talk

Cancer can be a scary a thing. It can be scary for patients, caregivers and…


Optometrist performing visual field test. Credit: bluecinema.

Health: I Can See It In Your Eyes

Hi, my name is Lisa Nivison-Smith, and I am a researcher at the University of…


NIAID - Immune Cells Surrounding Hair Follicles in Mouse Skin.

The Immune System for LIFE

Ten years ago, I started my journey as a biology student. I was convinced I…