A small mutation can make Zika virus even more dangerous

Journal Reference: Jose Angel Regla-Nava et al. A Zika Virus Mutation Enhances Transmission Potential and Confers Escape from Protective Dengue Virus Immunity. Cell Reports, 2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2022.110655 “The world should monitor the emergence of this Zika virus variant,” says LJI Professor Sujan Shresta, Ph.D., who co-led the Cell Reports study with Professor Pei-Yong Shi, Ph.D., … Read more

Weight problems: A dangerous immune response

Journal Reference: Susanne Stutte, Hellen Ishikawa-Ankerhold, Lydia Lynch, Sarah Eickhoff, Simona Nasiscionyte, Chenglong Guo, Dominic van den Heuvel, Daniel Setzensack, Marco Colonna, Daniela Maier-Begandt, Ludwig Weckbach, Thomas Brocker, Christian Schulz, Barbara Walzog, Ulrich von Andrian. High-Fat Diet Rapidly Modifies Trafficking, Phenotype, and Function of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells in Adipose Tissue. The Journal of Immunology, 2022; … Read more

Bosnia: the dangerous game of Serbian nationalists

Bosnia the dangerous game of Serbian nationalists

Editorial of the “World”. Fire is smoldering again in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The reasons for the political crisis have been known for thirty years: independent since 1992 like the other former Yugoslav republics, this country has fallen prey to its two powerful neighbors, Serbia and Croatia, who have not given up on dividing its territory … Read more

Can a dangerous microbe offer a new way to silence ache?

Journal Reference: Nicole J. Yang, Jörg Isensee, Dylan V. Neel, Andreza U. Quadros, Han-Xiong Bear Zhang, Justas Lauzadis, Sai Man Liu, Stephanie Shiers, Andreea Belu, Shilpa Palan, Sandra Marlin, Jacquie Maignel, Angela Kennedy-Curran, Victoria S. Tong, Mahtab Moayeri, Pascal Röderer, Anja Nitzsche, Mike Lu, Bradley L. Pentelute, Oliver Brüstle, Vineeta Tripathi, Keith A. Foster, Theodore … Read more

Losing isn’t always dangerous: Gaining topology from loss

Journal Reference: Rui Su, Eliezer Estrecho, Dąbrówka Biegańska, Yuqing Huang, Matthias Wurdack, Maciej Pieczarka, Andrew G. Truscott, Timothy C. H. Liew, Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Qihua Xiong. Direct measurement of a non-Hermitian topological invariant in a hybrid light-matter system. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (45) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abj8905 An international collaboration has demonstrated a novel topology arising from … Read more