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Key health care stakeholders representing the laboratory and medical professions, government and in vitro diagnostics manufacturers gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss how innovative diagnostics enhance public health preparedness and response to infectious disease outbreaks in the United States and around the world.
Stressful life events most likely contribute to autoimmune diseases, but scientists don’t have a deep understanding of the underlying chain of events. A study on mice published this week in mSystems suggests that the gut microbiota may play a significant role in that connection. Researchers found that the onset of stress caused changes in the intestinal bacteria that, in turn, stimulated the activity of immune cells in a way that increased the likelihood that the body would attack itself.
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has been awarded the 2019 Gold Circle Award for best website/app by ASAE.
A team of researchers from Pune, India, has unveiled the detailed microbiology of idli, a popular Indian food, somewhat like a rice cake, that people ferment overnight from batter made of rice and black gram lentils.
The measles outbreak continues to spread in the United States, with 704 individual measles cases confirmed as of April 26, 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.