News tagged with microbes
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Immune system molecule HD6 weaves cobweb-like nanonets to snag Salmonella, other intestinal microbes
A team of researchers led by UC Davis Health System has found that human alpha-defensin 6 (HD6) a key component of the body's innate defense system binds to microbial surfaces and forms "nanonets" ...
Medical research Jun 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Gut bacteria's key role in immunity is tuned to the host species, researchers have found, suggesting that the superabundant microbes lining our digestive tract evolved with usa tantalizing clue in the mysterious recent ...
Medical research Jun 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
House dust from homes with dogs appears to protect against infection with a common respiratory virus that is associated with the development of asthma in children. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, ...
Immunology Jun 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers have identified the primary player of the biochemical bugle call that musters the body's defenders against viral infection.
Medical research Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A mutant form of a meek microbe deals a gutsy blow to colon cancer, University of Florida scientists have discovered. The special bacteria halted abnormal inflammation, reduced precancerous growths and ...
Cancer Jun 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Next time your digestive system malfunctions in some embarrassing way, you can always blame man's best friend - not the dog, but the bacterial cells that live in your intestines. Not everyone has a dog but we all have enormous ...
Medical research Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
A new study is expected to provide the first detailed information on how infectious diseases may be transmitted aboard commercial airliners. Sponsored by aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the research will document ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric made up of some 500 to 1000 distinct bacterial species, (in addition to other microbes). Recently, researchers have begun ...
Medical research Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
American parents may want to think again about how much they want to protect their children from everyday germs.
Inflammatory disorders May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Herpes and other viruses that attack the nervous system may thrive by disrupting cell function in order to hijack a neuron's internal transportation network and spread to other cells.
Medical research May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A live biological preparation developed by University of Minnesota researchers could put a stop to an increasingly prevalent, and sometimes deadly, infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile. CIPAC Limited, based ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Levels of certain gut bacteria and low protein intake may raise children's risk of being obese, new research suggests.
Health May 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers undertake massive study of gut bacteria differences between people in different countries
(Medical Xpress) -- One area of human biology that is still a major mystery is the nature of the relationship between microorganisms (microbiomes) that exist in the gut and the health of the human host. Crohn's ...
Medical research May 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified new targets for drugs that could potentially treat anthrax, the deadly infection caused by Bacillus anthracis.
Medical research May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Declining biodiversity may be contributing to the rise of asthma, allergies, and other chronic inflammatory diseases among people living in cities worldwide, a Finnish study suggests. Emerging evidence indicates that commensal ...
Inflammatory disorders May 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0