Uncovering the cryptic ecological diversity of Caribbean sponges

My project tests the hypothesis that microbiomes drive ecological differences among three new sponge species...

Can we grow a supply of red blood cells by differentiating stem cells to replace donor blood?

Stem cells have progressed into a common treatment for various diseases including cancers, immune disorders...

Mixed culture metagenomics of the microbes making sour beer

Mixed cultures create sour beers, but many brewers don't know which microbes are in their cultures. We will...

Could South Australian koalas be a disease-free insurance population?

Diseases, particularly Chlamydia and koala retrovirus, play a key role in the decline of koala populations across...

Are wild Blanding's turtles infected with RNA viruses?

RNA viruses cause several important diseases in humans and animals (e.g. West Nile, Ebola, rabies) and are associated...

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