Oral’ bacteria may disrupt the balance of the vaginal microbiome

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an imbalance of the vaginal microbiome that can lead to adverse health outcomes, including increased likelihood of potential pathogens colonizing the vagina, yet the mechanisms underlying these processes are poorly understood. A study published in PLOS Biology by Amanda Lewis at University of California, San Diego, and colleagues suggests that mutually […]

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Rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use not associated with vaping-related lung injuries

Higher rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use in U.S. states did not result in more e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (known as EVALI), a new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds. Published in the journal Addiction, the study estimates the relationship between states’ total reported EVALI cases per capita as of January […]

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Single-cell RNA sequencing sheds new light on cancer cells’ varied response to chemotherapy

Chemotherapy works by attacking rapidly dividing cells within the body. But small pockets of cancer cells can withstand its assault, allowing the cancer eventually to return. Gaining a better understanding of why some cancer cells survive while others die is critical for making chemotherapy more effective, says Jun Hee Lee, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at […]

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Health IT improves engagement in preconception health to reduce racial disparities

New research from Boston Medical Center highlights the benefits of using health technology to engage African American and Black women earlier in preconception care in an effort to close the gap on racial disparities in birth outcomes and maternal mortality. Published in The Lancet Digital Health, findings showed that using Gabby, an online health technology […]

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