Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome

Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.

Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.

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Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small microRNA-containing particles found in the plant can boost populations of healthy gut bacteria, and even improve colitis symptoms in mice.
How to Track Metabolites in Tissues Using NMR
How to Track Metabolites in Tissues Using NMR
Katherine Bourzac | Aug 1, 2018
Whether it’s aligning software or prepping samples, researchers share their tips for studying the metabolome with this underused approach.
Nonviral CRISPR Delivery a Success
Nonviral CRISPR Delivery a Success
Abby Olena | Oct 2, 2017
Researchers use gold nanoparticles to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 and correct a point mutation in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 
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Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Persist in Lymph Nodes
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2017
Analysis of the bodies of deceased individuals can’t determine what effect these tattoo remnants have on lymph function, but researchers suggest dirty needles aren’t the only risk of the age-old practice.
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
Jenny Rood | Aug 1, 2016
The high schooler was studying cancer biomarkers in a George Mason University lab when her familial experiences with Lyme disease sparked an idea.
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Catherine Offord | Mar 29, 2016
Drug-delivering nanoparticles designed to glow when their target cells die can report on the effectiveness of cancer therapies within just a few hours of treatment, a mouse study shows.
Next Generation: Nano Sunblock
Next Generation: Nano Sunblock
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2015
A new nanoparticle-based sunblock is effective, long-lasting, and may eliminate absorption of potentially harmful chemicals into the skin and bloodstream, a mouse study shows.