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How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells
Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.
How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells
How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells

Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.

Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.

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Illustration showing how some intracellular bacteria, such as <em >Legionella pneumophila</em>, manipulate the cell&#39;s membranes for their own good
Infographic: Intracellular Bacteria’s Tricks for Host Manipulation 
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2022 | 2 min read
Various microbes, including several human pathogens, hijack the cell’s skeleton, membranes, and protein-making machinery to make themselves at home.
A nine-banded armadillo walking on dry grass.
Leprosy Bacterium Rejuvenates Armadillos’ Livers
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Nov 15, 2022 | 4 min read
Mycobacterium leprae appeared to reprogram the animals’ livers to a state partially resembling early development, resulting in healthy organ growth.
Vector image of turquoise and green bacteria and viruses on a navy-blue background.
Death by Illumination
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 3 min read
Researchers use blue light therapy to treat infected burn wounds.
Micrograph of influenza A virus and RSV
Flu/RSV Coinfection Produces Hybrid Virus that Evades Immune Defenses
Catherine Offord | Oct 25, 2022 | 2 min read
When fused to RSV, influenza A virus is better able to escape antibodies that usually neutralize it, an in vitro study finds.
several blue office chairs sit empty in a carpeted room, with a paper sign saying &quot;Vaccination centre welcome&quot; pasted on the white wall&nbsp;above.&nbsp;
Is a Winter COVID-19 Case Surge Coming?
Katherine Irving | Oct 17, 2022 | 3 min read
Low booster rates and immune-evading SARS-CoV-2 variants could spell bad news, experts say. 
COVID-19: Lessons Learned
COVID-19: Lessons Learned
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 2 min read
An expert panel will discuss what researchers have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons remain for the future. 
A dead northern gannet (Morus bassanus) on a beach
Unprecedented Avian Flu Epidemic Could Presage Year-Round Outbreaks
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Oct 4, 2022 | 2 min read
Nearly 50 million birds have been culled amid efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, which continues to ravage the Northern Hemisphere.
pregnant belly clad in hospital gown with IV line going into hand
Registry Review Casts Doubt on Causal Link Between Maternal Infection and Autism
Charles Q. Choi, Spectrum | Sep 26, 2022 | 4 min read
Maternal infection during pregnancy may be associated with autism, as previous studies have suggested—but perhaps not in a causal way.
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
Cell-Free DNA as Disease Biomarkers
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Stella Goulopoulou and Iwijn de Vlaminck will discuss how they analyze cell-free DNA to identify biomarkers of various diseases and their complications, including preeclampsia, COVID-19, and transplant rejections.
People in protective gear enter a building during an Ebola simulation exercise in Uganda in 2019. 
Uganda Declares Ebola Outbreak After Fatality
Katherine Irving | Sep 20, 2022 | 2 min read
The outbreak of the Sudan strain of ebolavirus, which includes eight other suspected cases, is the first to hit Uganda in more than a decade.
Pink and purple <em>Plasmodium</em> parasites inside red blood cells
Malarial Host-Parasite Clash Causes Deadly Blood Sugar Drop
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Jul 18, 2022 | 4 min read
Scientists say they have finally figured out why some people with severe malaria end up with dangerous hypoglycemia, also reporting that the condition starves the parasite into changing tactics from virulence to transmission.
Researchers use bacterial whole genome sequencing to compare the phylogenetic relationship between environmental and clinical samples.
Aquatic Bacteria Reveal a Common Genetic Link to a Deadly Human Pathogen
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 5 min read
Researchers use genetic clues to track the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria from the environment to patients.
illustration of inside of gut with floating bacteria
Finding Could Pave the Way to New, Targeted Antibody Treatments
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Jul 8, 2022 | 3 min read
IgA antibodies appear to bind to specific species of commensal gut bacteria in mice, according to a study.
animation showing how proximity affects viral transmission
Monkeypox Likely Spread Undetected in US Before Recent Reports  
Andy Carstens | Jun 6, 2022 | 2 min read
Two strains of monkeypox have been detected in the US, suggesting the virus has been circulating in the country for some time, the CDC says.
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A Double-Edged Sword: When the Immune System Turns Against Us
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Klaus Ley and Neeloffer Mookherjee will explore the relationships between inflammation, autoimmunity, and pathology.
Grey and white image of transmission electron tomography of monkeypox virus
US Case Adds to Unusual Monkeypox Outbreak
Natalia Mesa, PhD | May 19, 2022 | 4 min read
Experts are scrambling to understand clusters of the normally rare disease that have been reported in Europe and North America in the last month.
Infographic about SLiMs in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Infographic: Short Protein Motifs’ Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Conchita Fraguas Bringas and Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022 | 4 min read
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion.
Understanding Immune-Mediated Damage After Respiratory Infection
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with 10x Genomics | 1 min read
Paul Thomas from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will discuss how he used single cell and spatial transcriptomics to discover the underlying mechanism of an inflammatory immune response in the lungs.
Conceptual image of coronavirus, SARS?Cov?2 infects a human cell
Viruses Target Super-Short Protein Motifs to Disrupt Host Biology
Conchita Fraguas Bringas and Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022 | 10+ min read
Only recently appreciated as critical components of cellular functions, unstructured stretches of amino acids called SLiMs are key to viral-host interactions.
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