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Genetic Defect Protects Mice From Infection With Influenza Viruses
2013-12-06 11:52:48

A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens points out that mice lacking a protein called Tmprss2 are no longer affected by certain flu viruses.

Scientists Unravel The Role Of A Pathogen Molecule
2013-11-08 09:10:24

Braunschweig have now discovered what makes a specific strain of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis–one of the main instigators for these infections–so dangerous: the bacteria produce a molecule called CNFy that facilitates the infection process for them.

2012-11-30 16:06:17

Now, scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) have looked into the origin of Tregs and uncovered a central role played by the protein IkBNS.

2012-11-15 11:36:10

When infected with influenza, the body becomes an easy target for bacteria.

Body's Own Recycling System
2012-10-12 11:19:21

Researchers discover "molecular emergency brake" in charge of regulating self-digestion

2012-06-28 22:22:36

An organism's ability to make new antibodies and use them to optimize its own immune defenses is of central importance in the fight against pathogens.

2010-10-05 15:09:33

Therapeutic antibodies can be an efficient alternative when common drugs do not work anymore.

2009-07-20 10:26:53

Researchers from Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Germany, decipher special role of the messenger Beta-interferon for immune responses.

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2008-06-25 14:26:59

Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig (Germany) have joined up with colleagues from Spain and Great Britain to identify an enzyme that requires acids and dissolved metals in order to function.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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