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Cold adaptation: gut bacteria can make the difference

If someone told you that in our body we harbour billions of bacteria, surely you would feel mocked, but it's true! There is evidence showing that microbes colonize all the part of our body that are exposed to the external environment (like mouth and skin),... global.click_to_read

  • Daniele Guido | PhD student at Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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published on Sep 7, 2016
SERINC5: a blood cell guardian against HIV

HIV-1 is a virus that currently affects 36 million people worldwide. While the trend of the epidemic has slowed down in recent years thanks to a drug cocktail capable of efficiently inhibiting virus replication, neither a preventive vaccine nor an eradication therapy exist. New targets... global.click_to_read

  • Massimo Pizzato | Associate Professor at Centre for Integrated Biology, University of Trento, Italy
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 13, 2016