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Impact of doubling COVID-19 cases on health parameters

In a recent study published in PLoS ONE, researchers assessed the impact of doubling coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on health parameters. Study: The doubling effect of COVID-19 cases on key health indicators. Image Credit: GEMINI PRO STUDIO/Shutterstock Background In…

What genes are associated with asthma exacerbations?

In a recent study published in the Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, researchers reviewed the genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenetics of asthma exacerbations (AEs). Study: Asthma exacerbations: the genes behind the scenes. Image Credit: Rybalchenko Nadezhda/Shutterstock AEs are episodes…

Does breast milk influence infants’ intestinal microbiota?

A large number of health-related benefits of probiotics have led to the development of a new discipline called probiogenomics, which focuses on the molecular mechanisms of probiotic activities. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the next-generation probiotics…