Drug diversity in bacteria

Phenazines are widespread and chemically diverse bacterial natural products that can fulfil various biological functions. Like antibiotics, some derivatives kill bacteria; others are toxic to fungi and/or cancer cells. There are also derivatives that allow the bacteria to survive in an environment that is hostile to them, such as the human body. These virulence factors…

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Can you ‘catch’ cancer?

Billions worldwide are infected with tropical worms. Unsurprisingly, most of these people live in poor countries, kept poor by the effects of worm-related malnourishment. What may surprise many is that worms also cause the majority of cases of some cancers in these countries. Published in Frontiers in Medicine as a special article collection on parasite-associated…

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Nicole Rivera, Sumit Khatod

Nicole Marie Rivera and Sumit Khatod were married March 23 at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. Naoko Miyamoto, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. On March 22, the couple took part in a traditional Hindu ceremony led by Pandit Vinod R. Mehta at Maps Backlot…

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