It’s Lyme disease season in many areas of the United States, including the Northeast, the Midwest, and some places on the West Coast. About 30,000 Lyme disease cases are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention each year, but that number is likely far lower than the actual number of people diagnosed each year. Some estimates suggest that nearly 500,000 people get Lyme disease annually in the U.S. alone.
ISB Associate Professor Dr. Naeha Subramanian participated in ISB’s latest Research Roundtable event. Lyme disease is just one of the research areas studied by the Subramanian Lab. Subramanian delivered a presentation called “Tackling Lyme Disease with Immunity,” which you can watch here or by clicking play on the video at the top of this story.
ISB is hosting a series of Research Roundtable conversations throughout 2021 that will feature our leading scientists discussing their latest research. These events are designed for the novice scientist and the expert alike, and are open to anyone interested in the topics. Featured scientists will also answer your questions.
Next up in our series is Dr. Andrew Magis, who on September 21 will discuss identifying markers for cancer years before diagnosis (sign up here).
Past Research Roundtable events have featured ISB Co-founder Dr. Lee Hood, microbiome specialist and ISB Assistant Professor Dr. Sean Gibbons, and Alzheimer’s disease expert and ISB Senior Research Scientist Dr. Jared Roach. You can read about their talks and watch their presentations here, here and here, respectively.
New ISB research shows that different patient responses to statins can be explained by the variation in the human microbiome. The findings were published in the journal Med, and suggest that microbiome monitoring could be used to help optimize personalized statin treatments.
A just-published study provides new information about which hospitalized COVID-19 patients are most likely to need mechanical ventilation or to die. The ISB-led work shows that vital signs and lab results at the time of hospital admission are the most accurate predictors of disease severity, more so than comorbidities and demographics.
From planning, creating and executing workshops for educators to forging new relationships to elevate students, the ISB Education team has been in high gear. Each month throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, we will highlight some of the top projects the team is working on.
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