Why a deadly bacterium coats itself in antacid

Nature, Published online: 19 August 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02482-yAlkaline compound helps the tuberculosis bacterium to ward off an acid attack from host cells.

Mon 19 Aug 19 from Nature News

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Treating inflammation with inflammation

Scientists at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science (KRCBS) have uncovered a new potential approach to treat multiple types of autoimmune disease including arthritis in lab models.

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Medical Xpress

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MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

The first time Lori Tipton tried MDMA, she was skeptical it would make a difference.

Sat 24 Aug 19 from Medical Xpress

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Supercharging the Band-Aid: Five futuristic bandages that could take wound healing to the next level

Today's bandages are pretty good at covering up wounds, sealing them off from infectious bacteria and allowing the body to go to work patching up the damage. But could there come a time ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Gizmag

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The meat allergy: Researcher IDs biological changes triggered by tick bites

A University of Virginia School of Medicine scientist has identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef. His work also ...

Tue 20 Aug 19 from Medical Xpress

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Researcher works to understand how gonorrhea develops resistance to antibiotics

Steadily and relentlessly, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea has slipped past medicine's defenses, acquiring resistance to once-reliable drugs, including penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin. ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from

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Repeated semen exposure promotes host resistance to infection in preclinical HIV model

Contrary to the long-held view that semen can only act as a way to transmit HIV-1 from men to women, scientists at The Wistar Institute and the University of Puerto Rico found that frequent ...

Wed 21 Aug 19 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers identify key areas of measles virus polymerase to target for antiviral drug development

Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be used as an approach to developing new ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from Medical Xpress

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Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security

Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants.

Thu 22 Aug 19 from

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