2 Novel parasites and understanding parasite–host interactions – an interview with Sandra Maruyama

In October 2019 researchers from Brazil identified a new parasite, which presented with similar symptoms to visceral leishmaniasis. To discover more about this novel parasite and other parasitic diseases in Brazil, we interviewed Sandra Maruyama from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar; São Paulo, Brazil) about her research and the future of this field.

0 What impact could the microbiome have on CAR-T therapy? – an interview with M. Bilal Abid

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is a highly complex and innovative treatment that involves collecting and using the patients’ own immune cells to treat their cancers. In this interview we speak to M. Bilal Abid about what impact the gut microbiome could have on this immune-engaging therapy, and the regulations currently surrounding the use of probiotics.

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