Hexbyte Glen Cove A closer look at how immune cells attack and heal thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove A closer look at how immune cells attack and heal

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Macrophages—immune cells that both fight infections and fix the damage they cause—are often placed into two categories: those that increase inflammation (known as "M1") to attack, and those that decrease inflammation to begin the healing process ("M2"). Researchers in the lab of Kathryn Miller-Jensen, associate professor of biomedical engineering and...

Hexbyte Glen Cove Researchers take a closer look at the genomes of microbial communities in the human mouth thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove Researchers take a closer look at the genomes of microbial communities in the human mouth

Micrograph showing Rothia cells (light blue) in their native habitat, a bacterial biofilm scraped from the human tongue. Credit: Jessica Mark Welch, Marine Biological Laboratory. Bacteria often show very strong biogeography—some bacteria are abundant in specific locations while absent from others—leading to major questions when applying microbiology to therapeutics or probiotics: how did the...

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