Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heat shock protein appears to turn on Schistosoma invasion

A protein known for helping cells withstand stress may also act as a switch that triggers free-swimming Schistosoma larvae to begin penetrating the skin and transforming into the parasitic flatworms that burden more than ...

Environment

Tap water bacteria found in New Zealand woman who died

Tests in New Zealand confirmed an elderly woman who died last week was suffering from the type of bacteria that tainted local tap water and sickened thousands of people in a small North Island town, officials said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How cholera-causing bacteria respond to pressure

Cholera remains common in non-industrialized parts of the world today. It persists in part because V. cholera, the bacteria that causes the disease, is able to survive in diverse environments ranging from the intestinal lumen, ...

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