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Latest Pathogen Stories

2012-08-24 00:30:22

Rather than trying to kill bacteria outright with drugs, Université de Montréal researchers have discovered a way to disarm bacteria that may allow the body's own defense mechanisms to destroy them.

2012-08-23 00:50:44

Acinetobacter baumanni, a pathogenic bacterium that is a poster child of deadly hospital acquired infections, is one tough customer.

2012-07-26 10:36:17

A 500-year-old frozen Incan mummy suffered from a bacterial lung infection at the time of its death, as revealed by a novel proteomics method that shows evidence of an active pathogenic infection in an ancient sample for the first time.

2012-06-19 09:19:48

In an effort to save the dwindling honeybee population researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are looking to viruses to help treat one of the most destructive and widespread bee brood diseases in the United States.

2012-06-11 14:10:25

An international team of scientists, funded in the UK by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armor.

2012-06-08 10:15:47

There's new hope for development of an antibiotic that can put down a lethal bacteria or superbug linked to the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients around the world.

2012-05-22 00:43:48

The plague, bacterial dysentery, and cholera have one thing in common: These dangerous diseases are caused by bacteria which infect their host using a sophisticated injection apparatus.

Garlic Fights Food-Borne Illness Better Than Antibiotics
2012-05-01 11:55:31

Discovery could play role in treatments for food and prep areas

2012-03-26 14:28:04

A vaccine could be developed to prevent Campylobacter being carried in chickens.


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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.