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07/13/2017

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Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus promotes colorectal tumor development

Yi Xu and colleagues look at the role of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus (Sg) in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). They reveal that Sg is present in most CRC patients and introduce the tumor-promoting role of Sg that involves specific bacterial and host factors. The results provide greater insight in understanding the relationship between Sg and CRC. 

Image credit: Kumar R, et al. (2017)

Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus promotes colorectal tumor development

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07/13/2017

Research Matters

What viruses can teach us about the human immune system

Michaela U. Gack describes her background in virology and explains why her research matters. Gack explains how studying how viruses dysregulate the immune system has provided us with important insight into how the immune system works and how further understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind the activation of innate immunity could potentially be translated into the ability to boost our immune system. 

Image credit: Gack MU (2017)

What viruses can teach us about the human immune system

07/13/2017

Pearls

An overview of genetic rust resistance: From broad to specific mechanisms

Peter N. Dodds et al. discuss the pathogenic fungi that cause rust diseases and how its rapid evolution and increased presence threaten global agriculture. Dodds and colleagues discuss race-specific resistance, non–race-specific and multipathogen resistance, and nonhost resistance and express the importance of understanding the potential for additive interactions between resistance genes.

Image credit: Periyannan S, et al. (2017)

An overview of genetic rust resistance: From broad to specific mechanisms

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