Pathogens

Bacteria Use Phages for 'Self-Recognition'

April 22, 2019

Cells are social, and self-recognition is a critical aspect of group behavior as cells assist kin and antagonize non-kin in foraging for food and forming biofilms.

Researchers Identify How Liver Cells Protect Against Viral Attacks

April 16, 2019

Liver cells have an innate resistance to RNA viral infections like hepatitis A, dengue and Zika thanks to a protein called IRF1, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (TMIMS).

Developing a Vaccine Against Nipah Virus

April 15, 2019

Nipah virus is a type of RNA virus transmitted from animals to humans. The infection causes severe respiratory illness and symptoms including cough, headache and fever, which can progress into encephalitis, seizure and coma.

Applying Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease

April 11, 2019

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)'s senior clinical lecturer, Dr. Shevin Jacob, is corresponding author on a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine calling for universal standards of care to be applied in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD).

NIH Researchers Make Progress Toward Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine

April 10, 2019

A research team led by scientists from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has determined how several antibodies induced by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with certain cancers, block infection of cells

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