Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Discovery uncovers clue to disarm gonorrhea superbug

Every year, more than 100 million people worldwide develop the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea, with health consequences such as infertility, transmission of the disease to newborn babies, and increased risk of HIV ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists identify potential drug target in blood-feeding hookworms

In hookworms that infect and feed on the blood of mice, scientists have discovered a key step in blood digestion that can be targeted to disrupt the parasite's development and survival. These findings, published in PLOS Pathogens ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New information on a major player in chronic visceral leishmaniasis

In an article in the latest issue of PLOS Pathogens, INRS professor Simona Stäger and her team show how the parasite Leishmania donovani uses a physiological response to low oxygen levels (hypoxia) to establish a chronic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Synthetic molecule 'kicks and kills' some persistent HIV in mice

Scientists have designed a synthetic molecule that can reactivate dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice and lead to the death of some of the infected cells, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.

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PLoS Pathogens

PLoS Pathogens is an open-access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science. It publishes research and reviews on the biology of pathogens and host-pathogen interactions.

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