Editor’s Selections: Globalization and shifting disease ecologies, a molecular fossil’s tale, and a gene polymorphism good malaria, bad for lupus

Editor's Selections 8 Comments
By Vincent Racaniello

Vincent RacanielloVincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He blogs at virology blog.

  • Multiple factors working synergistically are leaving humans more at risk of contracting infectious diseases. Globalization, ecological disruption, and reduced biodiversity all play a role.
  • Every living cell on earth carries a molecular fossil: the ribosome. Its structure provides hints about the origin of the genetic code.
  • A polymorphism in the human gene FCGR2B is associated with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The same mutation leads to a non-functional Fc gamma receptor IIb that is important for protection against malaria. The survival advantage explains its prevalence in certain populations despite the increased risk of SLE.

I’ll be back next Friday with more selections.

Was your post selected? Copy the text below and place it on your blog post to display a custom "Editor's Selection" icon!

Editor's Selection Icon<span style="float: left; padding: 5px;"><a href="http://researchblogging.org/news/?p=1282"><img alt="This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.org" src="http://www.researchblogging.org/public/citation_icons/rb_editors-selection.png" style="border:0;"/></a></span>

8 Responses to “Editor’s Selections: Globalization and shifting disease ecologies, a molecular fossil’s tale, and a gene polymorphism good malaria, bad for lupus”

  1. christian louboutin Says:
    January 14th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Sweet internet site , super design and style , very clean and utilize friendly .

  2. Tresa Kasten Says:
    February 13th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Wonderful story, reckoned we could mix a few unrelated data, nonetheless really worth looking, whoa did 1 learn about Middle of the Eastern has got more problerms too.

  3. Jolynn Chernow Says:
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I think this is one of the most important information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The web site style is perfect, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

  4. Carmelo Schornick Says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I’m typically to blogging and i really admire your content. The article has actually peaks my interest. I’m going to bookmark your site and preserve checking for brand new information.

  5. airline careers Says:
    May 7th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Fantastic website. A lot of helpful information here. I am sending it to some buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks for your sweat!

  6. Haley Lerma Says:
    June 6th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  7. business directory Says:
    June 7th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I came accross your blog while doing a Yahoo search, and boy am I happy I decided to visit. I just wanted to compliment you on the site and the posts. It’s a very helpful resource!

  8. Chelsie Catano Says:
    June 8th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    My friend recommended your page to me, and I’m so pleased I made the time to visit. I’m definitely making a note of the web address, because I’ll be a frequent visitor from now on.

Leave a Reply

Icons by N.Design Studio. Based on a theme by Ben Swift.
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in