American Society for Microbiology

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Listeria infection causes early pregnancy loss in primates

Researchers in Wisconsin have discovered how Listeria monocytogenes, a common foodborne pathogen, travels through the mother's body to fatally attack the placenta and fetus during early pregnancy in a macaque monkey.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cleverly designed tuberculosis vaccine shows promise in mice

A clever new tuberculosis vaccine has shown promise in trials in mice. If it succeeds, it will be the first new TB vaccine in a century. With the rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis, the difficulty of curing the disease, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study provides clues to improving fecal microbiota transplantation

Results from a placebo-controlled trial provide a strategy for improving fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. The study, published online this week in mBio, an ...

Immunology

Mechanism of probiotic health promotion revealed

In several clinical trials, the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus paracasei DG has been shown to promote health, but until now, the mechanism has remained a black box. New research now suggests that the health benefits arise ...

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