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A good gut could help with stem cell transplants

The presence of unconventional T cells may explain the link between diverse intestinal microbiomes and better outcomes after stem cell transplants. […]

A Healthy Microbiome Buffers Against the Effect of Antibiotics

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Antibiotics are crucial treatments for bacterial infections. However, antibiotic exposure can lead to changes […]

Towards Better Use of Machine Learning Models for Genomic Data

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  A paper in BMC Bioinformatics has tested the applicability of machine learning methods to […]

Arming CAR-T cells to fight solid tumours

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Immunotherapy with chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T cells) has yielded impressive anticancer responses […]

Entire Human Genome Sequenced for the First Time

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  A paper published in Science presented the sequencing of the entire human genome, including […]

‘Biohackers’ and DIY Gene Therapy

Two things that have defined the 21st century are genomics and the internet. Through a combination of these has emerged […]

Faecal Microbiota Signatures: Detecting Pancreatic Cancer Early with High Specificity

Written by Sharmin Begum, Science Writer  Researchers have identified faecal microbiome signatures that may enable the early detection and screening […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Space research and Project Maleth – Joseph Borg, Associate Professor, University of Malta

Joseph Borg is an Associate Professor at the University of Malta and the Project Lead of the Maleth Program and […]

Understanding How Microbiome Proteins Are Involved in Disease

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers have developed an interaction network that can identify how commensals (such as many […]

Exploring Uncharted (RNA) Territory

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Cancer transcriptomics has transformed our understanding of tumour biology. Yet even the most up-to-date […]