Immunology

Salmonella could be combated by enhancing body's natural process

Autophagy – the process of recycling cellular material in the body, can help combat Salmonella and other pathogens according to researchers at the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick who have studied how autophagy ...

Medical research

How the microbiota controls neutrophil activity

A host protein called Serum Amyloid A (Saa) is a major factor mediating the effects of the microbiota on the function of immune cells called neutrophils, according to a study published March 7 in the open-access journal PLOS ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bat influenza viruses could infect humans

Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could potentially also attack the cells of humans and livestock, researchers at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists sweep cellular neighborhoods where Zika hides out

Most people infected with Zika never show symptoms. But the virus sometimes causes severe disability—from microcephaly in babies to weakness or partial paralysis in adults—and there is no treatment. In a recent study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows how Oropouche virus replicates in human cells

The strategy used by the Oropouche virus to replicate in human cells has been described for the first time by researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil and international collaborators in an article published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hitting virus infections where it hurts

Virus infection starts at the cell surface with interactions between viral and host proteins that bind together. Researchers are working on ways to lock out the virus or prevent it from reproducing in the cell by targeting ...

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