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Latest Antimicrobial peptides Stories

2013-11-01 10:40:00

The ever-increasing threat from "superbugs" -- strains of pathogenic bacteria that are impervious to the antibiotics that subdued their predecessor generations -- has forced the medical community to look for bactericidal weapons outside the realm of traditional drugs.

2013-10-16 23:26:25

Announcement comes on the first day of the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, where the latest data on N8's patented biopharmaceutical will be presented. Columbus,

Biophysicists Zoom In On Pore-forming Toxin
2013-08-15 09:08:14

A new study by Rice University biophysicists offers the most comprehensive picture yet of the molecular-level action of melittin, the principal toxin in bee venom.

2013-04-25 11:40:28

Biologists at UC San Diego have identified eight genes never before suspected to play a role in wound healing that are called into action near the areas where wounds occur.

Combining Synthetic And Natural Toxins Could Disarm Cancer And Drug-resistant Bacteria
2013-02-12 08:22:35

Cancer researchers from Rice University suggest that a new man-made drug that's already proven effective at killing cancer and drug-resistant bacteria could best deliver its knockout blow when used in combination with drugs made from naturally occurring toxins.

Pandas Could One Day Help Fight Superbugs
2012-12-31 05:48:32

The immune system of the giant panda could help scientists develop new treatment for drug-resistant superbugs and other types of diseases, researchers have discovered.

2012-09-24 22:22:57

For the first time, researchers have designed and created a membrane-bounded vesicle formed entirely of peptides -- molecules made up of amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

2012-09-24 22:15:32

Exposed tissue surfaces, including skin and mucous membranes, are under constant threat of attack by microorganisms in the environment.

2012-07-25 09:31:19

Human defensins, aptly named antimicrobial peptides, are made in immune system cells and epithelial cells (such as skin cells and cells that line the gut).

2012-05-29 10:15:39

For 50 years scientists have been unsure how the bacteria that gives humans cholera manages to resist one of our basic innate immune responses.


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