Monthly Archives: February 2017
In this podcast, Symen Ligthart, a Ph.D. student at Erasmus university, Rotterdam, discusses the association between DNA methylation sites and inflammation with a particular focus on sites that strongly associate with CRP levels. Symen believes that we need to understand more about these sites and the genes they influence in order to identify potential therapeutic targets and develop an understanding of low-grade inflammation.
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day to let someone know you’re interested in them, often with a card or bunch of roses. But how would you go about this if you were a fly? Research published today in BMC Biology reveals a previously unrecognized mate recognition system where female flies dazzle potential suitors with light flashes from their wings.
Another challenge for the one-humped camel: evidence of a novel Camelus dromedarius-specific Anaplasma?
Findings in a new study published today in Infectious Diseases of Poverty suggest the presence of a novel pathogen which may be responsible for reported outbreaks of a new syndrome in camels. Here, one of the authors of the study tells us how this was discovered and its potential impacts.