Jennifer Brubaker

Jennifer Brubaker

Jennifer Brubaker is a medical student at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Biotechnology, where she studied Human Molecular Genetics and Emerging Infectious Diseases. She graduated from Boston College with a degree in Biology in 2012.

Friday, 15 September 2017 14:01

Autophagy, Colorectal Cancer, and Chemotherapy

Scientists at U of Michigan discover how microbes may lower the effectiveness of chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.

The intricate microenvironment of human breast tissue supports regionally distinct microbiota, which may provide new insight to cancer risk and therapy. As a follow up to the 2016 article by Julie Wolf, the role of microbes in breast cancer is revisited, with an emphasis on the role of probiotics in breast cancer prevention.

Little is known about microbial environments in the atmosphere, the layer of gases that is common to all surfaces around the globe. On Earth Day 2017, we take a look at the world of airborne microbes.

Multidisciplinary research is beginning to unveil connections between the gut microbiome and human health status disparities.

We now know that antibacterial soaps do not protect from preventable illness better than regular soap, but beyond that, some of these products are even shown to have deleterious long-term effects.

Still looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Try drawing inspiration from some of the super-resolution microscopy work of 2016.

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