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'Daedalus dilemma' of the immune system

Our immune system constantly fights off bacteria and viruses and while doing so needs to find a critical balance between over- and under-reaction. How this balancing act is regulated at the molecular levels was so far poorly ...

Mar 10, 2016
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Bacteria may cause type 2 diabetes

Bacteria and viruses have an obvious role in causing infectious diseases, but microbes have also been identified as the surprising cause of other illnesses, including cervical cancer (Human papilloma virus) and stomach ulcers ...

Jun 01, 2015
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Bacterial toxins cause deadly heart disease

University of Iowa researchers have discovered what causes the lethal effects of staphylococcal infective endocarditis - a serious bacterial infection of heart valves that kills approximately 20,000 Americans each year.

Aug 20, 2013
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