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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…

What is the effect of pregnancy on resting state brain activity?

During pregnancy, women undergo various changes in their bodies and behavior. A recent Nature Communications study evaluated pre-pregnancy and post-pregnancy brain scans to understand better the changes in grey matter architecture, neural metabolite concentration diffusion metrics, and the temporal coherence of neural…

Time-restricted eating may benefit Alzheimer’s

In a recent study published in the Experimental Gerontology journal, researchers in the United States assessed the impact of time-restricted eating (TRE) on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), cognitive decline, and sleep. Based on the findings of the United Nations, by the…

Chitin-immobilized nanobodies for SARS-CoV-2 detection

In a recent study posted to bioRxiv*, researchers demonstrated a novel strategy to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) using chitin-immobilized nanobodies. Study: Efficient SARS-CoV-2 detection utilizing chitin-immobilized nanobodies synthesized in Ustilago maydis. Image Credit: CROCOTHERY/Shutterstock Background Shark…