Publisher: BioEngineer


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The gut mycobiome influences the metabolism of processed foods

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Studies of the microbiome in the human gut focus mainly on bacteria. Other microbes that are also present in the gut — viruses, protists, archaea and fungi — have been largely overlooked. New research in mice now points to a significant role for fungi in the intestine — the communities of molds and yeasts known… Read More


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 Madlock-Brown participating in national COVID data research collaborative

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One of UTHSC’s data scientists is applying her extensive expertise in informatics to a national effort to leverage big data in the fight against COVID-19. Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD, MLS, a faculty member in Health Informatics and Information Management at UTHSC, is a co-lead for one of the clinical domain teams of the National COVID Cohort… Read More


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Genetic variants linked to heart health in African American childhood cancer survivors

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Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified genetic variants in African American childhood cancer survivors that have implications for up-front care and long-term surveillance.     December 8: Mirage News    


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Dr. Steven R. Goodman releases new edition of textbook

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Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is known globally for his four decades of research into the structure and function of cell structures called membrane skeletons. His related research into sickle cell disease led to defining the molecular basis of the irreversibly sickle cell, and… Read More


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UTHSC researchers awarded $1.7 million for opioid addiction studies

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A team of University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers in the College of Medicine recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) award to study how genetic differences may explain why some people are more susceptible to opioid addiction than others. Hao Chen, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science,… Read More