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Fungi detected in 35 cancer types, often intracellular

In a recent article published in the journal Cell, researchers found fungal deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and cells at low abundances across many human cancers, with cancer type-dependent variations in fungus community composition and fungal-bacteriome interactions. Study: Pan-cancer analyses reveal cancer-type-specific…

Gut microbiome plays a role in Alzheimer’s

In a recent review published in the journal Pharmacological Research, researchers in Brazil investigated the role of gut microbiota in cognition, brain function, behavior, and neurodegenerative disease pathogenesis. Study: Relevance of gutmicrobiota in cognition, behaviour and Alzheimer’s disease. Image Credit: nobeastsofierce /…

How important is sterilizing immunity in protection against SARS-CoV-2?

In a recent article published in Immunity, the authors discussed the underlying principles of sterilizing immunity and its importance in protecting individuals against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reinfections during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Sterilizing…