Medical research

How recurrent strep A infections affect the brain

Researchers have discovered how immune cells triggered by recurrent Strep A infections enter the brain, causing inflammation that may lead to autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders in children. The study, performed in mice, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists close in on first dengue treatment

Clinical trials for a dengue fever treatment could start within a year, following a discovery by University of Queensland scientists.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists at the forefront of fighting superbugs

Researchers at Newcastle University are part of a multi-million pound flagship project looking at antimicrobial resistance and the development of new antibiotics.

Immunology

Commensal bacteria help orchestrate immune response in lung

Studies in mice demonstrate that signals from the bacteria that harmlessly—and often beneficially—inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract boost the immune system's ability to kill a major respiratory pathogen, Klebsiella ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers discover why Listeria bacterium is so hard to fight

The harmful and potentially deadly bacterium Listeria is extremely good at adapting to changes. Now research from University of Southern Denmark uncovers exactly how cunning Listeria is and why it is so hard to fight. The ...

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