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  • Julia Yue Cui is studying why the livers of children and adults often react quite differently to therapeutic drugs, by investigating bacteria that reside in the intestines and compose the gut microbiome. In the News
    UW Health Sciences NewsBeat | March 3, 2015
  • Among other studies just published in a special journal issue on fracking and health, one led by Peter Rabiowitz and others found that natural gas extraction may impact the health of animals living nearby. In the News
    The Dallas Morning News | March 2, 2015
  • Simple swab test holds promise to ease tuberculosis detection News Release
    February 27, 2015