Guest Blog – Interplay of the Microbiome and Colorectal Cancer

I recently wrote an article for the the Biochemistry Society’s online publication, The Biochemist. In it, I highlight some recently discovered mechanisms by which the human intestinal microbiome, or the ecosystem of bacteria that reside within our gut, play a role in influencing colorectal cancer progression. Find it here. Give their blog a follow. The topics that are discussed concern news and opinions in the fields of … Continue reading Guest Blog – Interplay of the Microbiome and Colorectal Cancer

St. Patty’s Post: Beerzymes (Alpha & Beta Amylase)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! EDIT: This was obviously supposed to post on March 17th.  Personally, this is one of my favorite holidays. Cured meats, good beer, and stories of missionaries driving snakes (an obvious metaphor for Irish druidism) from Ireland – what more could you possibly want? In the spirit of the holiday, I’m going to showcase two interesting enzymes (or beerzymes as I whimsically … Continue reading St. Patty’s Post: Beerzymes (Alpha & Beta Amylase)