Behind the paper

The real stories behind the latest research papers, from conception to publication, the highs and the lows.

Body weight index indicates the responses of the fecal microbiota, metabolome and proteome to beef/chicken-based diet alterations in Chinese volunteers

This work highlighted the role of BMI as an important factor predicting changes in gut homeostasis in response to meat consumption. Compared with the chicken-based diet, the beef-based diet may induce more allergic and inflammation-related responses in high- and middle- BMI Chinese.
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Jul 30, 2022

Buyer’s remorse: how OAS1 genetic variants acquired by modern humans make them vulnerable to severe COVID-19

After almost 2.5 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still trying to understand the factors contributing to differences in disease severity and who should be treated with what, when, and why. Our paper addresses some of these questions from genetic, molecular, evolutionary, and clinical angles.
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Jul 17, 2022