AI-guided tools pinpoint immune cell booster and protective genetic factor for esophageal cancer

Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a cancer that affects the mucus-secreting glands of the lower esophagus; the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. It is the most common form of esophageal cancer and is often preceded by Barrett’s metaplasia (BE), a damaging change in cells lining the esophagus. While the cause of EAC remains … Read more

Scientists investigate COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers have computationally investigated the causes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA). Study: COVID-associated pulmonary aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients. Image credit: Nhemz/Shutterstock Aspergillus fumigatus an opportunistic fungal pathogen, infects the lungs of immunocompromised individuals, including patients with chronic granulomatous disease and patients undergoing … Read more