Ad

Marnie Willman

Virology

University of Manitoba Bannatyne and National Microbiology Laboratory

Marnie has authored 5 articles

The sugar in semen makes HIV drugs less effective

Read now →

High levels of the sugar can obstruct antivirals from linking with viruses

Marnie Willman

Comment 1 peer comment

We could soon be harvesting anti-viral antibodies from tobacco plants

Read now →

"Plantibodies" represent a new avenue for treatments against fast moving viruses like influenza or coronavirus

Marnie Willman

Comment 1 peer comment

Bats' unique immune systems make them stealthy viral reservoirs

Read now →

These ecologically important animals have been at the center of many major viral outbreaks, and we are beginning to understand why

Marnie Willman

Comment 4 peer comments

Viruses can infect the brain, hide out for decades, and then cause Viral Parkinsonism

Read now →

How do you study a disease that takes decades to reveal itself? In this case, scientists used mice, viruses, and a little immunotherapy

Marnie Willman

Comment 3 peer comments

Pregnant women must get their flu shots to help avoid future influenza epidemics

Read now →

The flu virus treats the altered immune systems of pregnant individuals as its training ground to get stronger, making vaccination an imperative

Marnie Willman

Comment 2 peer comments

Marnie has shared 13 notes

Wolbachia bacteria stop mosquitos from spreading viruses

Read more →

You may have never heard of Wolbachia, but these bacteria could save us from dengue and malaria

Eating more fiber feeds whipworm parasites in our guts

Read more →

New research shows that interactions between diet and parasites might make people with whipworm infection sicker

Researchers develop a better test for the parasite that causes river blindness

Read more →

The WHO estimates that 205 million people in African countries are at risk of infection

Cytokines prevent the whooping cough bacteria from invading the rest of the body (in mice)

Read more →

Researchers hope that this finding will eventually lead to new treatment for the disease in infants

West Nile Virus-carrying mosquitos managed to survive a German winter

Read more →

Europe is usually too cold for tropical diseases to persist for long, but climate change helped it overwinter

Can hormone levels signal for autism in girls?

Read more →

New study moves against the current of gender bias in autism research

Children that go to school near major roadways experience more severe asthma

Read more →

New research reiterates that air pollution is a public health risk, and that children in cities are particularly at risk

CRISPR technology for human gene editing is promising, but serious scientific and ethical concerns remain

Read more →

Multiple sectors of society must be involved in the regulation and applications of CRISPR to medicine

The rise of a mysterious lung illness begins to expose the dangers of vaping

Read more →

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control have reported at least 450 cases in 33 U.S. states, as policy makers call for action

A good defense is the best offense in medicine

Read more →

It may be perceived as "boring" or "routine," but preventative medicine should be a priority in today's health care system

Marnie has left Comment 20 peer comments

Scientists find a shortcut to make a rare — and possibly healthier — sugar

Read now →

Their one-pot recipe makes a reportedly healthier alternative sweetener

Josseline Ramos-Figueroa

Comment 1 peer comment

New wireless monitors let premature babies have skin-to-skin contact even in the NICU

Read now →

Premature and ill babies thrive with direct contact, but wires from traditional sensors get in the way

Akshata R. Naik

Comment 1 peer comment

Fungi learn how to cope with drought, but at a cost

Read now →

Understanding what climate change will do to belowground ecosystems helps us predict what will happen aboveground, too

Matthew Vandermeulen

Comment 4 peer comments

Meet Hertha Ayrton, the mathematician who cleared WW1 trenches of poisonous gas

Read now →

Ayrton was the first woman to recieve the Hughes Medal for outstanding research in the field of energy, but still the Royal Society refused her membership

Joan Meiners

Comment 4 peer comments

Rare spindle-shaped neurons from deep inside the brain recorded for the first time

Read now →

Losing the mysterious cells may lead to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, or other neurological disorders

Burcin Ikiz

Comment 5 peer comments

Every flood drives destructive Asian carp further into North American waters

Read now →

Carp can starve out native fish by eating all their food supplies and taking over breeding grounds

Olivia Box

Comment 3 peer comments

EEG research is racially biased, so undergrad scientists designed new electrodes to fix it

Read now →

'Sevo' electrodes are designed with coarse, curly hair in mind

Danielle Nadin

Comment 5 peer comments

All conferences should be virtual in a post-coronavirus world

Read now →

For accessibility, financial, and environmental reasons, it just makes sense

Adam Fortais

Comment 11 peer comments

Scientists have revised the recipe for the first gene and the origin of life

Read now →

New research finds that arabinonucleic acids accelerate RNA formation, making the RNA world hypothesis more plausible

Lauren Gandy

Comment 2 peer comments

Our concept of life is too Earth-centric — alien life might look totally different

Read now →

There are over 100 scientific definitions of "life," and none might be accurate outside Earth

Alison Koontz

Comment 2 peer comments

Climate change in the Arctic has ripple effects for all life on Earth

Read now →

The poles are warming faster than the rest of the planet, causing extreme weather events in the Northern hemisphere

Rebecca Dzombak

Comment 2 peer comments

40% of food in America ends up in the trash. Is nanopackaging the answer?

Read now →

Consumer habits aren't enough to curb the impacts of food waste — packaging companies have the opportunity to make a big difference

Emerson Grey

Comment 4 peer comments

Technology has made it easier to fake scientific results. Is a cultural shift required to fix the problem?

Read now →

Paper retractions and image duplications are a symptom of a much larger problem

Bhavya Singh

Comment 4 peer comments

Robotic skins might enable the next generation of space exploration

Read now →

Light and adaptable robotic skins can turn inanimate objects into multifunctional robots

Shi En Kim

Comment 2 peer comments

Lead poisoning hits low-income children harder than their affluent neighbors

Read now →

Children living in poverty suffer greater cognitive and physical effects from lead exposure than children from richer families, even if they live in the same area

Claudia Lopez-Lloreda

Comment 7 peer comments

Connecting brains to machines may let bacteria come along for the ride

Read now →

Brain-machine interfaces like Elon Musk's Neuralink have come a long way, but biological limitations remain

Amy Nippert

Comment 3 peer comments

Miniature brains the size of a pea are sending out brainwaves for the first time

Read now →

Are they fetal brains in a jar? No. Should we still be excited and slightly concerned? Yes.

Thiago Arzua

Comment 3 peer comments

Scientists are growing mini-intestines that stretch and bulge just like the real thing

Read now →

This could lead to developments in personalized medicine and treatment of chronic intestinal diseases

Juliann Tefft

Comment 5 peer comments

Huge genetic databases are hurting marginalized people's health

Read now →

White people could be offered genetic tests for certain health conditions, while other people could be offered incorrect or no testing at all

Rebecca Muir

Comment 2 peer comments