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Samba Blog: VITAL vs. VALID

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Highlights Laboratory developed tests play a critical role in medical innovation, but there is a long-standing debate over their regulatory oversight. Two competing bills are trying to address the issue: VITAL would maintain the status quo and VALID would transfer oversight to the FDA. The debate hasn’t been settled yet, and according to LDT expert […]

Intestinal Parasite Nibbles to Evade Immune System

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Highlights Explore the life cycle of Entamoeba histolytica Research has uncovered an entirely different mechanism of cell killing by E. histolytica known as trogocytosis. E. histolytica cleverly disguises itself to evade the human immune response. When food bites back: the intestinal parasite that nibbles When contaminated food or water gives you stomach trouble, you’ve probably […]

Science Deep Dive: Unraveling the mysteries of human reproductive disease with zebrafish

Science Deep Dive Unraveling the mysteries of human reproductive disease with zebrafish

Highlights  The identification of novel gene functions and populations supports the development of zebrafish as a tractable model  Zebrafish reproduce externally, making CRISPR and other genetic techniques easy to administer  Zebrafish are an attractive model organism for the study of human reproductive diseases   Can the zebrafish ovary help unravel the mysteries of human reproductive disease? […]

Science Deep Dive: Is fermented dairy good for your gut?

Science Deep Dive: Is fermented dairy good for your gut?

Highlights  Probiotics in fermented dairy foods (i.e., yogurt or fermented milk) can improve intestinal health  Condition of the intestinal barrier provides information on the status of your gut health  Cell lines can help us to elucidate the molecular mechanisms explaining the health benefits of probiotics and fermented dairy  A study of the impact of fermented […]