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2013-10-11 10:59:26

Implications for developing broad-spectrum disease crop resistance Scientists in Norwich and China have, for the first time, uncovered exactly how an immune receptor mediating plants' natural immunity to bacteria works. The research has important implications for developing broad-spectrum disease resistance in crops. UK researchers at The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, in a close collaboration with Chinese scientists at Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in...

2012-02-17 00:32:46

Team develops first 3D look at interaction between immune sensor and protein that helps bacteria move To invade organisms such as humans, bacteria make use of a protein called flagellin, part of a tail-like appendage that helps the bacteria move about. Now, for the first time, a team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has determined the 3D structure of the interaction between this critical bacterial protein and an immune...

2011-06-16 21:30:41

Avoiding germs to prevent sickness is commonplace for people. Wash hands often. Sneeze into your elbow. Those are among the tips humans learn. But plants, which are also vulnerable to pathogens, have to fend it alone. They grow where planted, in an environment teeming with microbes and other substances ready to attack, scientists note. Now, researchers are learning from plants' immune response new information that could help them understand more about humans' ability to ward off sickness and...

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2005-05-18 07:56:17

New approach works in mice, but effectiveness in humans unknown HealthDay News -- American scientists say they've taken a step toward developing a vaccine against the plague, an ancient disease that could pose a new threat in the age of bioterrorism. The researchers say an experimental vaccine appears to protect mice against the inhaled form of the plague -- caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis -- raising hopes it might also work in humans. While specialists don't consider the disease to...


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