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Plants Defend Themselves Against Heavy Metals
A metabolite from maize roots protects the plants against arsenic toxicity.
Plants Defend Themselves Against Heavy Metals
Plants Defend Themselves Against Heavy Metals

A metabolite from maize roots protects the plants against arsenic toxicity.

A metabolite from maize roots protects the plants against arsenic toxicity.

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Exploring Microbial Dark Matter
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Apr 19, 2024 | 4 min read
An open-source search engine helps scientists identify hundreds of microbial metabolites in a matter of seconds. 
Fatty Feasts May Come at an Immune Cost
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jan 25, 2024 | 4 min read
Dietary changes rapidly alter T cell metabolism, but the effects can be reversed.
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Cheddar Cheese Lovers Have Interactive Microbes to Thank
Vaishnavi Sridhar, PhD | 3 min read
Scientists used a commercial year-long cheddar making process to show how various bacterial communities interact and contribute to the distinct flavor of cheddar.
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Deleting a Gene Quells a Pesky Cheese-Destroying Fungus
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Jun 30, 2023 | 3 min read
Fungi disrupt microbial communities on cheese by making antibiotics. 
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Scientists Discover New “Superfast” Muscle Fibers in Mouse Limbs
Katherine Irving | Feb 9, 2023 | 4 min read
Fast twitch fibers like these could one day be used to treat diseases like Parkinson’s.
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Optimizing Sample Homogenization
The Scientist and Bertin Technologies | 3 min read
Discover how the latest homogenization technology improves and simplifies the processing of any biological sample.
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Mucus-Eating Gut Bacteria May Promote Fever After Cancer Treatment
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Jan 5, 2023 | 3 min read
The expansion of mucus-degraders in the mouse gut—possibly due to poor nutrition—thins the colon’s mucus layer and may weaken defenses against blood-infecting microbes.
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Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | May 16, 2022 | 3 min read
A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  
Measuring Metabolites to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Cancer
Niki Spahich, PhD | 1 min read
Metabolomics research highlights molecules important for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
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A Nose by Any Other Name: Tracking the Scent of Tumor Metabolic Waste
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Apr 11, 2022 | 3 min read
The unique odor profiles of tumors can be used to develop diagnostic sensing tools.
Engineered Bacteria Make Tumors More T Cell-Friendly
Engineered Bacteria Make Tumors More T Cell-Friendly
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Apr 8, 2022 | 5 min read
Microbes designed to produce specific immunomodulatory metabolites could give immunotherapy a boost.
The Community-Wide Effort to Standardize QA/QC for Metabolomics and Lipidomics
The Scientist | 1 min read
Perspectives on the basics and future of QA/QC
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Tinkering with Gut Microbes Boosts Brain Plasticity in Mice
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Jan 13, 2022 | 4 min read
Intestinal bacteria contribute to the effect of stimulating environments on the brain’s ability to adapt, a study concludes.
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Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Dec 9, 2020 | 4 min read
The gastrointestinal tracts of people with major depressive disorder harbor a signature composition of viruses, bacteria, and their metabolic products, according to the most comprehensive genomic and metabolomic analysis in depression to date.
Performing Metabolomic and Functional Proteomic Analyses on a Heterogenous Cancer Cell Population
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis | 2 min read
A tumor metabolome panel identifies altered cell states that lead to drug tolerance.
Nutrition Researchers Can Determine What You’ve Been Eating
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2020 | 10+ min read
The study of diet, long plagued by inaccuracies in self reports, is entering a new age of precision with the methods of metabolomics.
Infographic: Deciphering Diet from Blood and Urine Samples
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2020 | 1 min read
Nutrition researchers are beginning to use metabolomics to determine how healthy subjects’ diets are, and even to reveal specific properties of the foods they eat.
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Metabolites May Predict Lung Injury in 9/11 First Responders
Emma Yasinski | Sep 3, 2019 | 3 min read
Firefighters who didn’t develop obstructive airway disease after the World Trade Center attacks had higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and other factors that hint at possible protective effects of diet.
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Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 13, 2019 | 1 min read
A newfound family of metabolites emits green light in response to the blue light of the deep ocean, causing certain sharks to glow.
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