Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Molecule effective in killing tuberculosis bacteria

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. and one in France has found a molecule that is effective against tuberculosis. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group identifies the ...

Medical research

Innate reaction of hematopoietic stem cells to severe infections

Researchers at the University of Zurich have shown for the first time that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide—that is, without signals from growth factors. This direct production ...

Neuroscience

A urine test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease may be possible

Researchers at the MRC Prion Unit at UCL have found that it may be possible to determine whether or not a person has sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sCJD) by testing their urine for the presence of abnormal prion proteins.

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