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Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds
A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus.
Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds
Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds

A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus.

A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus.

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Fungal DNA, Cells Found in Human Tumors
Catherine Offord | Sep 30, 2022 | 2 min read
It’s not clear whether, or how, the organisms might play a role in disease pathology.
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Opinion: Manuscripts and Art Support Archaeological Evidence that Syphilis Was in Europe Long Before Explorers Could Have Brought It Home from the Americas
Marylynn Salmon, The Conversation | Jul 13, 2022 | 5 min read
Multiple lines of evidence contradict the idea that the disease came to Europe via trans-Atlantic exchange.
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A Question of Balance: How the Gut Microbiome Influences Diabetes
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
The presence of beneficial or detrimental microbes pulls the host toward health or disease.
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Famed Pathologist Johan Hultin Dies at 97
Lisa Winter | Mar 2, 2022 | 3 min read
Hultin’s work helped identify the virus behind the 1918 flu pandemic.
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CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65
Jef Akst | Nov 23, 2021 | 2 min read
Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to SARS and influenza.
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Revealing Neuronal Influencers Among the Gut Microbiome
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Sarkis Mazmanian and Daniel Mucida highlight how intestinal bacteria influence neuronal function and regeneration.
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Autopsies Show Varied Forms of Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients
Emma Yasinski | Sep 24, 2020 | 3 min read
The multifarious nature of the damage means treatments for cardiac issues during infection will require tailored approaches.
Autopsies Indicate Blood Clots Are Lethal in COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Jul 10, 2020 | 4 min read
A pathologist describes his observations from examining the bodies of those who succumbed to the coronavirus.
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Capturing Heterogeneity: How Single Cell Analysis Reshapes Health and Disease Research
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Timothy O’Sullivan and Jacob Blum will discuss how they use single cell data to understand complex biological systems.
University of Washington Pathology Professor Dies of COVID-19
Jef Akst | Mar 19, 2020 | 2 min read
Stephen Schwartz, known for his work on the vascular system, is the first person associated with the university to succumb to infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Tau Pathology Present Decades After a Single Brain Injury
Ruth Williams | Sep 9, 2019 | 3 min read
Patients who suffer a traumatic brain injury may exhibit abnormally abundant tau protein many years later, a new in vivo imaging technique reveals.
Spatial Biology in Physiology and Pathology
Spatial Biology in Physiology and Pathology
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Elana Fertig and Sanjay Srivatsan discuss the importance of the spatial dimension for biological systems research.
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AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer
Amber Dance | May 1, 2019 | 10 min read
Machine learning can analyze photographs of cancer, tumor pathology slides, and genomes. Now, scientists are poised to integrate that information into cancer uber-models.
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Conservation Biologist and Placenta Expert Kurt Benirschke Dies
Shawna Williams | Sep 14, 2018 | 2 min read
He established the San Diego Zoo’s cryopreserved Frozen Zoo.
Whole-Slide Imaging and Beyond: A New Open Platform for Scanning and Bioimaging
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar brought to you by MMI, learn how scientists use CellScan for a variety of lab applications, such as routine photo-documentation, whole-slide scanning, fluorescence imaging, time-resolved live-cell imaging, and combinations of these techniques.
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018 | 3 min read
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
Is the Interstitium Really a New Organ?
Abby Olena, PhD | Mar 28, 2018 | 4 min read
A study confirms that the spaces between cells are fluid-filled, rather than tightly packed with connective tissue, but pathologists say the findings’ implications remain to be seen.
Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease
Mutaz Musa | Nov 1, 2016 | 3 min read
No longer considered an inevitability, growing older should be and is being treated like a chronic condition. 
Worm Subverts Plant Attack
Ed Yong | Apr 3, 2014 | 2 min read
A parasitic nematode relies on a plant’s defense mechanism to invade and grow.
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