Parasitic worms can cause huge damage by infecting humans and livestock, but the effectiveness of drugs commonly used against them is waning due to increasing resistance. Here Tony Page discusses his group’s study in BMC Biology on how the “golden death” bacterium, Chryseobacterium nematophagum, which digests parasitic nematodes from the inside out, could potentially be used as a future biocontrol agent.
Monthly Archives: February 2019
How much do you think you know about the great Nanook of the Arctic? Test your polar bear savvy in our International Polar Bear Day quiz compiled by editorial staff at BMC.
On this World Whale Day, we’ve been diving deep into the archives to find our most interesting research on our aquatic friends. Recreationally, around the world, people often enjoy embarking on whale watching trips – but where will you find the most enigmatic species? Researchers have spent many years documenting and recording whales and their migration routes, like some sort of Orwhaleian dystopia… but how much do you know?
Recently published research in Genome Biology identifies several new CRISPR-Cas12a loci, a type of CRISPR-Cas system for editing mammalian genomes. Here, two of the authors of the paper, Wei Li and Fei Teng, tell us about their research and how it enhances and expands the genome editing toolbox.