News tagged with virulence

Mining for new drugs in the ocean

Each time we use an antibiotic, the weaker strains of infection are killed off while the stronger, more virulent strains are left behind to multiply. In the past, this has not caused much concern, as there ...

Feb 28, 2013
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Immune system foiled by a hairpin

The innate immune system detects invasive pathogens and activates defense mechanisms to eliminate them. Pathogens, however, employ a variety of tricks to block this process. A new study shows how the measles virus thwarts ...

Jan 22, 2013
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