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Immune defense systems of many hosts produce antibodies in response to virus infections. These large proteins, which are generally virus specif... Read More
Vincent, Dickson, and Daniel discuss identification of an erythrocyte protein essential for invasion of Plasmodium falciparum, and introduce a new case study.
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Dear Vincent, Dickson and Daniel,
I think the latest case describes cutaneous furuncular myiasis.
The lesion on the young man's buttock is suggestive of a botfly infection with the larvae most likely of the species Derm... Read More
Many microbes live in extreme environments, encountering conditions that are very hot, very cold, highly acidic, or very salty. The viruses that infect such microbes must also be able to retain infectivity in extreme conditions. How do they do it?
Clues come from the observations that the gen... Read More
This study investigates how the overexpression of a specific ORF affects the virulence of E. faecalis. Read More
Unknown fungi isolated from soil sample.I would like to have inputs from the Mycologist in the forum about this fungal colony,its identification,name,species and genus? Read More
This episode: Kate Franz and Matt Woodruff from Audiommunity join me to talk about a clinical trial of peanut immunotherapy with probiotics to treat peanut allergies!
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As far as I know, mosquitoes do not eat sushi. But mosquito cells have proteins with sushi repeat domains, and these proteins protect the brain from lethal virus infections. Read More
A new study delineates a sequential pattern of changes in the intestinal microbial population of patients recovering from cholera in Bangladesh, findings that may point to ways of speeding recovery from the dangerous diarrheal disease. The report also finds what appear to be consistent differenc... Read More
Magical Monsoon:rAiNs and "Geosmin" @ www.microbiologylover.wordpress.com Read More
(Millbrook, NY) Machine learning can pinpoint rodent species that harbor diseases and geographic hotspots vulnerable to new parasites and pathogens. So reports a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by Barbara A. Han, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of E... Read More
A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found a three-way link among antibiotic use in infants, changes in the gut bacteria, and disease later in life. The imbalances in gut microbes, called dysbiosis, have been tied to infectious diseases, allergies and other autoimmun... Read More
This episode: Deep-sea thermophile bacteriophage is pirated by another scurvy genetic element!
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