Vaginal microbiome-host interactions modeled in a human vagina-on-a-chip

A dominance of non-iners Lactobacillus species in the vaginal microbiome is optimal and strongly associated with gynecological and obstetric health

U of Nebraska Regents Fire Tenured Professor

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents voted unanimously to fire Julie Stone, an associate professor of biochemistry at the Lincoln campus.

The germinal centre B cell response to SARS-CoV-2

The germinal center (GC) response is critical for the generation of affinity-matured plasma cells and memory B cells capable of mediating long-term protective immunity.

New Zealand does not offer tenure to academics, but a recent employment dispute shows it’s more than a job perk

A common argument against tenure is that it leads to a complacent, under-motivated university professor.

Asian Researchers Face Disparity With Key U.S. Science Funding Source

White researchers fared best in winning grants from the National Science Foundation, a study says.

FDA no longer needs to require animal tests before human drug trials

A new U.S. law has eliminated the requirement that drugs in development must undergo testing in animals before being given to participants in human trials.

Protection and Waning of Natural and Hybrid Immunity to SARS-CoV-2

A lthough a decline in protection against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection after two doses of BNT162b2 vaccine (Pfizer–BioNTech) has been observed in several studies, the level of protection remains unclear, as does the presence or extent of waning of

The Role of AI in Drug Discovery: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the drug discovery process, offering improved efficiency, accuracy, and speed. However, the successful application of AI is dependent on the availability of high-quality data, the addressing of ethical concerns, and the recognition of the limitations

Why Do Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans?

Several viruses regularly jump from wild animals to humans, but not all of them are dangerous. SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing COVID-19, has a deadly combination of high transmissibility and disease severity, which has led to a full-blown pandemic. For this post, we invited

Judge orders OSU cancer researcher to pay $1 million to lawyers from failed libel suit

Lawyers who represented Carlo Croce, a cancer researcher at The Ohio State University in Columbus, in failed libel and defamation suits