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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have shown a single protein can make the difference between an infection clearing out of the body or persisting for life.
DNA from the heart's own cells plays a role in heart failure by mistakenly activating the body's immune system.
In a healthy immune system, invading pathogens trigger a cascade of alerts and responses to fight off the infection.
UC Davis scientists have uncovered a key suspect in the destructive inflammation that underlies heart disease and diabetes.
Single-celled bacteria communicate with each other using coded messages to coordinate attacks on their targets.
Until very recently, it was unclear why infection with malaria causes fever and, under severe circumstances, an infectious death.
There are ten microbial cells for every one human cell in the body, and microbiology dogma holds that there is a tight barrier protecting the inside of the body from outside invaders, in this case bacteria.
The human gut is filled with 100 trillion symbiotic bacteriaâ€”ten times more microbial cells than our own cellsâ€”representing close to one thousand different species.
Researchers offer the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to injury.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.