Air Quality Monitoring

Air Quality Monitoring

By Priyanka deSouza The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report in 2012 stating that an estimated 6.5 million people died (11.6% of all deaths in 2012) because of poor outdoor and indoor air quality, making it the single biggest environmental health risk on our planet. These findings have acted as an impetus for countries to better monitor air quality, and institute laws and regulations to reduce air pollution. However, […]

The Bacterium and the Worm: a New Model for Studying How Microbes Affect Disease

The Bacterium and the Worm: a New Model for Studying How Microbes Affect Disease

By Monika Buczek In the past decade, the human gut microbiome has has been implicated in many diseases, including but not limited to food allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, and certain autoimmune diseases as well as weight gain and obesity. However, study of the gut microbiome is slowed by a lack of adequate model systems in which to observe changes to both host and gut flora under certain conditions. Recently however, […]