Improving our knowledge on the host response to multidrug resistant bacteria. A key towards combatting superbugs and developing novel host-directed therapies

Hospital acquired infections, mostly due to multi-drug resistant bacteria or “superbugs” are a growing concern and affects millions of patients every year worldwide. There is an urgent need to find novel treatment to improve the care of the hospitalized patients as bacteria are becoming resistan...

By Gaetan Burgio

Evolution in genetic terms – Is it RNA world or DNA world or is it anything else?

The RNA world concept that self-replicating ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules are keys to all current forms of life on Earth and geticists could not go further down might have missed out on how evolution has actually happened in real genetic terms. Out of all hypothesis and proposals, one t...

By Naveen Tripathi, Nabajit Das, Arindam Sikdar, AABID HUSSAIN

Toward Developing a Comprehensive Theory of Immunology for Guiding Future Immunological Research

Concluding my research in plant and comparative immunology, I theorized that immunity is fundamentally the genetic program’s ability to resist change and maintain homeostasis. All immunological phenomena are governed not by molecular discontinuities mediated by receptor-ligand interactions—known...

By Giulio Zampogna

Reanimation of Australian Megafauna, Extinct Species and New Zealand Moas

After the arrival of the first humans, Indigenous Australians, to the island continent, the previous megafauna became extinct. As many samples are still extant, deriving DNA samples or fragments and reverse engineering, through multiple generations could allow us to recreate these fauna, or at ...

By Upulie Divisekera