Cancer & The Gut Microbiota: An Unexpected Link

Not all bacteria are created equal. They are a part of the one hundred trillion microorganisms that make up the gut microbiota and reside in the warm, nutrient-rich home of the human intestine. The gut microbio...

Pre-Columbian Andean Mummy Gut Microbiome

The human microbiome consists of all bacteria that inhabit the human body in areas such as the skin, mouth, and intestines. Each person has his or her own unique microbiome composition. The microbiome is essent...

Genetic Contributions to Psychiatric Disorders

        The development of psychiatric illnesses, like most illnesses, is multifaceted and is at least in part due to genetics. Recent research reveals that genetic mutations and genomic disruptions contribute...

The Twisted Relationship Between Cancer and Dementia

It is well known that cancer and dementia are devastating diseases that have affected thousands across the globe as well as drastically altered the world of medical research. Recent studies reveal a possible re...

Link Between Inflammation & Schizophrenia Explored

Schizophrenia is an extreme psychiatric disorder, about which doctors and scientists understand less than they do for most diseases and disorders that do not involve the brain. The brain and nervous system are ...

Sex Differences in Cardiac Function Following Exercise

It is no surprise that exercise takes a toll on the heart. The heart is key to the cardiovascular system as it is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body. During exercise, the heart is exerted since t...

Measles Vaccinations and Immune Amnesia

Since mass measles vaccination was introduced in the 1960’s, scientists began to notice a strange phenomenon: child mortality from all infectious diseases,not just the measles MV virus, has plummeted. In a rece...

Can Peanut Allergy be Prevented by Early Exposure?

Peanut allergies, the leading cause of death related to a food allergy, are an ever-present concern among parents, especially in the United States and other Western countries where its prevalence has increased ...