How does the supplement folic acid get into our bodies? I had assumed it was taken up in the same way as natural folates found in our diet, but our bodies take it up through different protein channels. In our recent paper we discover a further route – via gut bacteria – and discuss the possible implications for human health.
Monthly Archives: June 2018
Barbara McClintock is widely recognized as the founder of the field of transposable elements research and the scientist who brought to light the significance of TEs in genetic research. To honor her contribution to the field, we have selected her birthday (June 16th) as Transposon Day. Find out how much you really know about the field’s founder in our quiz.
This blog was written by Stephan Lewandowsky and crossposted from the Psychonomic Society’s blog. Those of you who are soccer fans may find the following passage easy to follow: “In a new age for football, AZ had a goal against Cambuur disallowed for a foul on the keeper after the decision was reviewed. Stijn Wuytens thought… Read more »
Take a deep breath: Sex differences may play a significant role in the onset and treatment of lung disease
The winner of the OSSD Biology of Sex Differences Publishing Award, Joanna Floros, provides insights into how sex differences became an important factor in her own research and explains the significance of the research in her paper that won the award at the 2017 OSSD Meeting. Dr Floros’ research focuses on sex differences in the development and treatment of lung disease.