News tagged with pathogens
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In the most extensive screen of its kind, Texas Biomed scientists in San Antonio have demonstrated the feasibility of repurposing already-approved drugs for use against highly pathogenic bacteria and viruses. The pathogens ...
Medical research Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Canadian federal police on Wednesday charged two former government scientists with allegedly trafficking in dangerous and highly contagious germs.
Other Apr 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have learned the precise structure of the mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus pathogen while it is bound to antibodies, showing how the infection is likely neutralized.
Medical research Apr 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at UC Davis have shown how the innate immune system distinguishes between dangerous pathogens and friendly microbes. Like burglars entering a house, hostile bacteria give themselves away by ...
Immunology Apr 01, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease that is safer to produce and easier to store has been developed by scientists from the University of Oxford and The Pirbright Institute.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Managing bacteria and other microorganisms in the body, rather than just fighting them, may be lead to better health and a stronger immune system, according to a Penn State biologist.
Medical research Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Insights obtained by profiling immune response to repeat viral infections could assist vaccine design efforts
Patients who successfully beat infection with dengue virus remain vulnerable to reinfection by other dengue variants, and these secondary infections tend to be more severe. The antibodies arising from the ...
Immunology Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Today archaeologists unearthed a 'Black Death' grave in London, containing more than a dozen skeletons of people suspected to have died from the plague. The victims are thought to have died during the 14th century and ar ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study by British scientists reveals that motile Escherichia coli isolates demonstrated significant activation of NF-κB signaling suggesting that flagellin plays a key role in up-regulating the host innate defences agains ...
Medical research Mar 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A small French study of 14 HIV patients who have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a "functional cure" for AIDS, researchers said Thursday.
HIV & AIDS Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists are a step closer to developing vaccines for a range of diseases that affect 200 million people, mainly in tropical south-east Asia, Africa and Central America.
Immunology Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The immune system's T cells, while coordinating responses to diseases and vaccines, act like honey bees sharing information about the best honey sources, according to a new study by scientists at UC San Francisco.
Immunology Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Antibiotic resistance has been recognised in recent years as a major healthcare problem, however, a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reviewing the issue on a global scale, concludes that, not enough attention is giv ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Immune system B cells play a crucial role in the defence of pathogens; when they detect such an intruder, they produce antibodies that help to combat the enemy. They concurrently and continuously improve ...
Immunology Mar 11, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
People may more likely be exposed to the flu through airborne virus than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. The study also found that when ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |