These doctors are fighting to make the kidney-donor system less racist

The calculators that US doctors use to determine kidney health factor race into consideration. There are pros and cons to that. Deposit PhotosA reckoning in medicine has upended the use of race in calculating kidney function, spurring institutional change. The post These doctors are fighting to make the kidney-donor system less racist appeared first on…

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These sophisticated bacteria communities assemble in tie-dye formation

UC San Diego researchers found that Bacillus subtilis, a bacterium found in soil, creates concentric rings reminiscent of developmental “stripes” created by a segmentation clock. The researchers discovered that bacterial biofilms use a clock-and-wavefront process for cell patterning similar to plants and animals. Kwang-Tao ChouResearchers have found that biofilms can create concentric patterns using a…

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