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2013-11-25 14:27:55

When golden staph enters our skin it can identify the key immune cells and 'nuke' our body's immune response.

Nanosponges Soak Up Toxins Released By Venom And Bacterial Infections
2013-04-15 10:52:43

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream – including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.

2012-01-18 21:30:57

Researchers from the University of Utah have identified a process by which the most common types of urinary tract infection-causing bacteria are able to trigger bladder cell shedding and disable immune responses.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.