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Drug-delivery Technology Leads to Sustained Antibody Production
News   Mar 10, 2020

A novel drug-delivery technology that uses a harmless virus to deliver an antibody gene into human cells can lead to sustained antibody production; this strategy could be applied to other infectious diseases.

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TB Induces Coughing To Aid Its Spread
News   Mar 10, 2020

Researchers have identified the molecule manufactured by the tuberculosis bacterium to induce coughing.

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Incubation Period for COVID-19 Now Estimated at 5.1 Days
News   Mar 10, 2020

Analysis of publicly available data on infections with the new coronavirus yielded an estimate of 5.1 days for the median disease incubation period, suggesting that the 14-day quarantine period is reasonable.

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Bacteria Thwart Antibiotics Using a Crystalline Shield
News   Mar 10, 2020

Scientists have identified a mechanism by which the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa can evade antibiotics by surrounding its cells with a self-made protective casing.

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An Alternative Evolutionary Strategy
News   Mar 09, 2020

Turning genes on and off as needed allows an organism to adapt to changes in the environment—provided the organism has a specific regulatory design in place. Scientists have shown that under rare or rapidly changing conditions, the fitness of a population of bacteria can increase simply by producing a higher number of copies of one and the same gene. The results are highly relevant in resistance to antibiotics treatment.

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Immunological Memory Gets a Little Help
News   Mar 09, 2020

A new study suggests that T follicular helper cells live much longer than previously thought and contribute to long-term immunity.

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Therapy Could Halt Viral Infections
News   Mar 09, 2020

Scientists from a Medical University of Vienna start-up may have found a way to stop rhinovirus and therefore might have discovered a new therapy for treating colds in the future.

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Gut Bacteria Can Accumulate in Tumors and Aid Immunotherapy Response
News   Mar 06, 2020

Scientists have discovered that bacteria that usually live in the gut can penetrate and accumulate in tumors and improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy in mice.

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Connecting Inflammation and Synapse Loss in Alzheimer's Disease
News   Mar 06, 2020

In a new study, researchers have taken an in-depth look at how inflammation and the molecules involved lead to the synapse loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Negative Impact of Stress During Pregnancy Can Last a Lifetime
News   Mar 06, 2020

Researchers have found that mice exposed to stress in the womb and soon after birth can experience immune system deficiencies that hinder the ability to ward off infections and cancer.

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