We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Advertisement

Protective Antibodies for Rare, Polio-like Disease in Children Identified

News   Jul 06, 2020 | Original story from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

 
Protective Antibodies for Rare, Polio-like Disease in Children Identified

Antibodies for respiratory virus that can cause a rare polio-like disease that causes paralysis in children have been identified by a team of researchers at Purdue University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin. The virus, enterovirus 68, has binding sites for the antibodies. The structural analysis of the virus shows that the antibody binding sites (shown here in gold and blue) do not overlap. Credit: Purdue University image/Richard Kuhn.

 
 
Advertisement
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Mask Containing Titanium Oxide Nanowires Can Eliminate Pathogens

News

Filter “paper” made from titanium oxide nanowires is capable of trapping pathogens and destroying them with light. This discovery could be put to use in personal protective equipment, as well as in ventilation and air conditioning systems.

READ MORE

How Plants Differentiate Microbial Friends and Foes

News

Plants recognize beneficial microbes and keep harmful ones out, which is important for healthy plant production and global food security. Scientists have now discovered how legumes use small, well-defined motifs in receptor proteins to read molecular signals produced by both pathogenic and symbiotic microbes.

READ MORE

A New Truffle Species Is Identified Four Decades After Its Discovery

News

As a first-year graduate student studying truffle ecology, Dan Luoma attended a scientific meeting in 1981 on Orcas Island in Washington. He went out one day of the meeting looking for the prized fungi and found a collection. Almost four decades later, with the help of new scientific technologies, Trappe and several other scientists confirmed that the truffle is unique

READ MORE

 

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Biopharma Immunology & Microbiology

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE