Reading time: 4 minutes Hannah Young Tiny microscopic bacterial communities that live within and on us are known as the human microbiome. Research linking the human microbiome to cancer has skyrocketed in the last two decades and has largely focused on the relationship between the microbiome of the digestive tract with stomach and intestinal cancer.... Continue Reading →
Bacteria in Cancer therapy: Friend or Foe?
Reading time: 5 minutes Varshit Dusad Bacteria are our unallied neighbors, which depending upon circumstances chooses to be our friend or foe. While bacteria such as E.coli have often been the workhorses for molecular biology studies, they have other uses as well. Surprisingly, they have enormous potential for cancer therapy. No, I am not talking... Continue Reading →
Immunotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer: Does Bacteria hold the answer?
Manisit Das Your gut is crawling with bacteria, despite your devoted hygiene practices. Disgusting for your sophisticated self, isn’t it? Surprising as it is, over the course of evolution our bodies tolerated the microbial communities in our body, even cherished them. Hundreds of thousands of bacteria and other microorganisms call us home and play a... Continue Reading →
From bacteria in your gut to cancer in your skin, everything is connected
Sara Musetti The word “bacteria” is often accompanied by a nose wrinkled in disgust and thoughts of infection and disease. Even though we have as many microbial cells as human cells within each of us—that’s right, we’re 50% bacteria—most people still find bacteria something to avoid. However, recent research into the gut microbiome, the ecosystem... Continue Reading →