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2014-02-28 08:25:57

M2 technology expands applications through massive increase in quantification with sample to answer in less than one hour SAN DIEGO, Feb.

Pathogen Responsible For Two Historical Plagues Could Reemerge
2014-01-28 10:26:57

New research has found that two separate plagues – the Plague of Justinian of 541 and the Black Death some 800 years later – were caused by different strains of the same pathogen.

Medical Legacy Of Knut The Polar Bear
2014-01-03 08:03:07

Researchers combine their efforts to investigate Knut the polar bear's death

TB Bacteria Hide Their Identity To Invade Into Deeper Regions Of The Lungs
2013-12-20 14:30:54

Cell surface lipids hide molecular patterns that infection-killing cells might recognize as dangerous

Protein In Salmonella Jams Signals From Bacteria-fighting Mast Cells
2013-12-12 17:37:35

A protein in Salmonella inactivates mast cells -- critical players in the body's fight against bacteria and other pathogens -- rendering them unable to protect against bacterial spread in the body

Bacteria Use Lethal Cytotoxins In Order To Evade Antibiotic Treatment
2013-11-18 11:49:43

Bacteria that cause infectious diseases produce a number of cytotoxins, and an international research team has now found the mechanism behind one of these toxins.

Probiotics May Help Keep Bad Germs At Bay
2013-11-04 08:38:08

Microbes are everywhere – thousands of species are in your mouth, and thousands are in a glass of tap water. The ones in your mouth are mostly harmless – as long as you brush and floss so they don't form a biofilm that allows gum disease a path into the blood stream.

Skin Microbiome Shaped By Human Immune System
2013-10-29 13:50:14

Our skin plays host to millions of beneficial and potentially disease-causing microorganisms; however, whether our immune system influences these microbial communities to prevent disease is unknown.

West African Bats Are Hosts To Multitude Of Different Haemosporidian Parasites
2013-10-21 13:55:21

In Europe, bats are normally discussed in the context of endangered species threatened by loss of their habitats. However, in recent years, bats have caught the eye of infection biologists.

Device Developed That Speeds Concentration Step In Food-pathogen Detection
2013-10-15 12:18:00

Researchers have developed a system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods by using hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, representing a potential new tool for speedier detection.


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  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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