Host microbiota affects the brain’s innate immune system

“I’m Gonna Make Him an Offer He Can’t Refuse.” -Don Vito Corleone It could be a quote from a dialogue between the host microbiota and the host immune system… Let’s figure it out step by step. Did you know that beneficial microorganisms live in and on our bodies? An adult human body consists of approximatelyContinue reading “Host microbiota affects the brain’s innate immune system”

The Spoils of Epstein-Barr Virus and Its Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Picture source: iStock, Health Central 2022 is off to a great start for Science as Harvard researchers published a study that potentially solves a longstanding question: Can viral infections cause Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? According to their findings, the answer is yes, we can confidently say that Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), a long-term suspect for causing thisContinue reading “The Spoils of Epstein-Barr Virus and Its Role in Multiple Sclerosis”

Q&A with Alyssa Walker: Studying neurodegenerative diseases in C. elegans

The author of the article “Colonization of the Caenorhabditis elegans gut with human enteric bacterial pathogens leads to proteostasis disruption that is rescued by butyrate”, Alyssa Walker got her bachelor’s degree at The University of Florida where she majored in animal biology. She has extensive research as a veterinary technician on small animals and dairy farms. Currently,Continue reading “Q&A with Alyssa Walker: Studying neurodegenerative diseases in C. elegans”