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Systems biologist Joao Xavier in his lab
MSK Study Is the First to Link Microbiota to Dynamics of the Human Immune System
Summary MSK researchers have uncovered an important finding about the relationship between the microbiota and the immune system, showing for ...
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At Work: Computational Biologist Joao Xavier
Computational biologist Joao Xavier studies computer models and quantitative experiments of biofilm and cancer growth. We spoke with him shortly after ...
In the Lab
Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer
Identification of Beneficial Bacteria May Lead to New Treatment for Common Infection
Summary Clostridium difficile infections are a growing problem, but MSK researchers are looking for innovative ways to prevent and treat them. ...
Pictured: Eric Pamer & Joao Xavier
Turning to Bacteria for Clues
Summary Several Memorial Sloan Kettering investigators are focused on the study of bacteria, which can teach us much about human health, and about...
Pictured: Macrophage & Tumor Cells
Turning to Bacteria for Cancer Clues
Summary Approaches used for research into the social lives of bacteria can also be used to explore how tumors behave and evolve. Computationa...
Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa
The Social Behavior of Bacteria Offers New Ideas for Antimicrobial Drug Design
SummaryMemorial Sloan Kettering researchers have discovered how a common bacterium can evolve to become more mobile and easier to get rid of.http://lin...
Watching Bacteria Evolve, with Predictable Results
Cell researcher Joao Xavier performed an experiment on a common species of bacteria to test the theory of evolution....
Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Studies Focus on Role of Antibiotics in Stem Cell Transplantation
Summary Researchers examined how changes in the microbiota may make patients more susceptible to severe infections and other complications. I...
In the Clinic
Pictured: Joao Xavier and Eric Pamer
Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Studies Focus on Role of Antibiotics in Stem Cell Transplantation
Summary New studies investigate how the use of antibiotics affects the balance of both harmful and beneficial bacteria in patients undergoing stem...
In the Lab
Pictured: Eric Pamer
Researchers Shed Light on Possible Cause of Infections in Cancer Patients
Summary Infections are a common cause of complications in cancer patients. Now a Memorial Sloan Kettering research team finds that a commonly pres...