Quantcast

Latest Virulence Stories

2010-10-14 08:43:48

Scientists to research connections between infectious diseases and land use, global warming and other environmental changes.

2010-09-09 01:13:07

Two opportunistic pathogens that were once thought to be very different have evolved some sexual reproduction and disease-causing habits that are not only similar but also suggest that in the microbial world sex and virulence are closely linked.

967359383efa8f14f7bb4a16bb58d0fe1
2010-08-06 08:40:00

The genetic make-up of pathogenic bacteria and their harmless cousins is much more similar than previously thought, UA microbiologists find.

7af486803761636ea40a6f919eac81b9
2010-08-02 06:36:02

Although mechanism had not been recognized before, evidence shows similar mechanism of protein modification occurs in all 5 kingdoms of life.

45284107af23a64de948d6e4a35da653
2010-07-02 08:21:39

The discovery of how bacteria communicate may lead to new types of antibiotics and ways of improving actions of good bacteria.

2010-06-18 02:04:45

It's a tragedy of war that innocent bystanders often get caught in the crossfire.

060578cefcb8011889ed12e2d472e9121
2010-06-14 07:17:26

For a successful infection, bacteria must outwit the immune system of the host.

2010-05-19 09:59:12

Army scientists have discovered a way to "trick" the bacterium that causes anthrax into shedding its protective covering, making it easier for the body's immune system to mount a defense.

2010-05-18 15:07:07

A research appearing in Nature, with the participation of doctors Susana Campoy and Jordi Barbé from the Department of Genetics and Microbiology at UAB, demonstrates that bacteria have a surprising mechanism to transfer virulent genes causing infections.

37b211af10466eff781870cb2bfaa231
2010-05-02 08:31:20

Anthrax-causing bacteria can be engineered to shed their invisibility cloaks, making it easier for the immune system to eradicate it.


Latest Virulence Reference Libraries

69_6c18294b6ad5d3bd2a21fde1a9e1ea03
2011-04-14 13:29:59

Acinetobacter baumannii is a species of pathogenic bacteria that is resistant to most antibiotics. Some think the disease is killing tens of thousands of U.S. hospital patients each year due to its resistance to drug treatment. It can cause severe pneumonia and infections of the urinary tract, bloodstream, and other parts of the body. It forms opportunistic infections including reports of attacking wounded soldiers and is sometimes abbreviated as MDRAB. It is the most relevant human...

More Articles (1 articles) »
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".
Related