Monthly Archives: June 2018

Folic acid supplements and gut bacteria

folic acid at microscope

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.

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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.

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