News tagged with viruses and bacteria

A worm's-eye view of immunity

In 1998, scientists published the first complete genome of a multicellular organism—the worm Caenorhabditis elegans. At the same time, new technologies were emerging to help researchers manipulate genes ...

Aug 13, 2013
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Study casts light on deadly immune response

(Medical Xpress)—Examining a case study of near-death experiences for six healthy men who volunteered to test an experimental drug in London has yielded important insights into potentially deadly over-reactions ...

Mar 19, 2013
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Dermatitis could be suppressed as it develops

Excessive immune reactions against the body's own skin cells can lead to painful and even chronic dermatitis. An international team of researchers at the MedUni Vienna, the MedUni Graz and the Salk Institute ...

Nov 09, 2012
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Wave of interest in new cancer therapy

Using viruses and bacteria that normally cause disease to cure disease is an apparent contradiction, but it’s fundamental to the work being carried out by Dr. David Ackerley.

Nov 02, 2011
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