Research Highlights: Infection Encourages Production of Taurine to Improve Microbiota

Image Source: https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(20)31681-0 Research Highlights: Infection trains the host for microbiota-enhanced resistance to pathogens Microbiome protects host from infections. This process of protection is called colonization resistance. However, this fundamental process remains largely unknown. Study shows that previously infected hosts display improved gut microbiota to resist infection. This micro-community improvement is associated with changes in … Continue reading Research Highlights: Infection Encourages Production of Taurine to Improve Microbiota

Research Highlights: Patients May Experience Fatigue, Muscle Weakness, Sleep Difficulties, Anxiety, or Depression Few Months After COVID-19 Infection

Temporal changes of seropositivity and antibody titres against SARS-CoV-2. Image Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32656-8 Research Highlights: Patients May Experience Fatigue, Muscle Weakness, Sleep Difficulties, Anxiety, or Depression Few Months After COVID-19 Infection Original Article: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(20)32656-8 Long-term health consequences of COVID-19 remain unclear. The study aim to describe the long-term health consequences of COVID-19 patients who have been … Continue reading Research Highlights: Patients May Experience Fatigue, Muscle Weakness, Sleep Difficulties, Anxiety, or Depression Few Months After COVID-19 Infection

Research Highlights: Land Carbon Sink Strength Expected to be Nearly Half by 2040

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Global photosynthesis and respiration are dependent on temperature. Rainforests normally act as a carbon sink. With the rising temperature, the ecosystem's carbon sink strength may be at risk. Land carbon sink currently mitigates about 30 percent of carbon emission caused by humans. However, it is unclear whether this ecosystem's carbon … Continue reading Research Highlights: Land Carbon Sink Strength Expected to be Nearly Half by 2040

Research Highlights: Cancer Cells Evade Death from Chemotherapy

Image Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2020.11.018 Cancer Cells Evade Death from Chemotherapy Original Article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2020.11.018 Cancer cells enter a state where it can evade death from chemotherapy and targeted agents.During this death evasion state, therapy failure and tumor relapse may occur.Researchers identify and characterize the cancer cell death evasion in response to chemotherapy.Researchers utilized cellular barcoding and mathematical … Continue reading Research Highlights: Cancer Cells Evade Death from Chemotherapy

Research Highlights: Immune Memory to COVID-19 Virus Assessed for up to 8 Months after Infection

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Original Article: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abf4063 Understanding SARS-CoV-2 immune memory is important for diagnostics and vaccine improvements. The future course of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely dependent on our knowledge of the disease. Researchers analyzed multiple compartments of circulating immune memory to SARS-CoV-2. Number of samples analyzed: 254 Number of COVID-19 cases … Continue reading Research Highlights: Immune Memory to COVID-19 Virus Assessed for up to 8 Months after Infection

Evolution of Behavior: Introduction and Mechanism

Evolution of Behavior (By: Benison P. Zerrudo) Introduction to Behavior Behavior is the way an organism acts according to a particular situation or stimulus and it plays a role in survival, health, and physical well-being. Some behaviors are instinctive, while other are conscious driven. Organism behaves as a result from an interaction between genetic processes … Continue reading Evolution of Behavior: Introduction and Mechanism

Research Highlights: Males Infected with COVID-19 Virus Face Higher Chances of Both Intensive Therapy Unit Admission and Death

Image Source: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19741-6 Research Highlights: Males Infected with COVID-19 Virus Face Higher Chances of Both Intensive Therapy Unit Admission and Death Original Article: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19741-6 COVID-19 is an on-going worldwide pandemic. COVID-19 is caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. In this pandemic, reports about males being vulnerable to severe disease have been … Continue reading Research Highlights: Males Infected with COVID-19 Virus Face Higher Chances of Both Intensive Therapy Unit Admission and Death

Research Highlights: Inhibition of Prostaglandin-Degrading Enzyme Improves Aged Muscle Mass, Strength, and Performance

Image Source: https://www.mdpi.com/2411-5142/2/4/40 Original Article: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abc8059 Sarcopenia is a condition characterized by age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function. Currently, sarcopenia treatments are lacking. Increase in enzyme that degrades prostaglandin is a hallmark of old tissues including skeletal muscle. The reduction of prostaglandin signaling is the main contributor to the reduction of muscle mass … Continue reading Research Highlights: Inhibition of Prostaglandin-Degrading Enzyme Improves Aged Muscle Mass, Strength, and Performance