Congratulations to our own Dr. Dustin Little for his success in winning the Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship in the Basic Biomedical Sciences category. This prestigious award provides postdoctoral fellows in the Faculty of Health Sciences the opportunity to pursue leading-edge health sciences research.
The discovery that a gene which turns some bacteria into antibiotic-resistant superbugs has been in Canada for at least five years has scientists wondering when it first emerged and how to stop its spread. [Full article]
Crohn’s disease is an immune-mediated intestinal disease and Canada has one of the highest rates of CD in the world. Publishing in the open-access journal Frontiers in Immunology, MD/PhD student Alex Oberc discusses how CD risk factors such as xenobiotic use and acute infectious gastroenteritis may impact upon the bacteria in the gut, potentially leading to shifts in the microbial composition and increasing mucosal inflammation. [Read the article here].