UMass Amherst’s Kelly N. Haas receives funding to study the hand’s microbiome

AMHERST, Mass. – Skin microbiome researcher Dr. Kelly Haas, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Biology Department, recently began a research partnership with Akron, Ohio-based GOJO Industries to study the structure, stability, and resilience of the hand microbiome. The collaboration focuses on understanding fundamental aspects of the hand’s microbiome: what microbes are supposed to be…

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Research discovers malaria devastating humans far earlier than expected

New bioarchaeological research shows malaria has threatened human communities for more than 7000 years, earlier than when the onset of farming was thought to have sparked its devastating arrival. Lead author Dr Melandri Vlok from the Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, says this ground-breaking research, published today in Scientific Reports, changes the entire understanding…

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