Immunology

Immunologist's book offers blueprint for medical revolution

Rodney Dietert, Cornell professor of immunotoxicology, has penned a new book, "The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life" (Dutton, 2016), that calls for a new paradigm in ...

Immunology

Team discovers how cells distinguish friend from foe

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at UC Davis have shown how the innate immune system distinguishes between dangerous pathogens and friendly microbes. Like burglars entering a house, hostile bacteria give themselves away by ...

Medical research

Declaring a truce with our microbiological frienemies

Managing bacteria and other microorganisms in the body, rather than just fighting them, may be lead to better health and a stronger immune system, according to a Penn State biologist.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic kidney disease alters intestinal microbial flora, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—Chronic kidney disease changes the composition of intestinal bacterial microbes that normally play a crucial role in staving off disease-causing pathogens and maintaining micronutrient balance, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Belgian scientists develop way to detect superparasites

Belgian scientists of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium made a breakthrough in bridging high tech molecular biology research on microbial pathogens and the needs of the poorest of the poor. After ...

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