1. Translational Microbiome InfographicAre you beginning your studies in the Microbiome and don't know where to start? Download and print out the Translational Microbiome at a Glance Infographic to give you a quick reference into this valuable area of research — Find out more!
2. New PBMC-Humanized Mice Support Efficient NK-Cell EngraftmentHuman peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) engrafted mice are great tools that could be improved if they supported human NK cells. Scientists from Experimental Pharmacology & Oncology and Taconic Biosciences collaborated to determine whether hIL-2 NOG and/or hIL-15 NOG could support NK cells from human PBMCs.
Review the Taconic Biosciences' Insight, New PBMC-humanized Mice Support Efficient NK-cell Engraftment.
3. Limitations of Feces as a Proxy for Gut MicrobiotaThe gut microbiota can be influenced by a number of factors including diet, stress, circadian rhythm — which all may be a contributing factor to the lack of reproducibility between institutions. Researchers at the University of Missouri subjected a number of outbred mice to different husbandry conditions including cage type, bedding materials, and chow diet.
View the entire Insight — their study findings may surprise you.