Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines

Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.

Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.

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Zika Infection Increases Risk of Severe Dengue Fever
Zika Infection Increases Risk of Severe Dengue Fever
Ruth Williams | Aug 27, 2020
A study of Nicaraguan children links prior Zika virus infection with aggravated dengue fever symptoms.
Infographic: SARS-CoV-2 Interferes with Bradykinin Regulation
Infographic: SARS-CoV-2 Interferes with Bradykinin Regulation
Alakananda Dasgupta | Aug 26, 2020
The leaky blood vessels and lung fluid build-up in some COVID-19 patients might be explained by the virus’s corruption of an inflammation safeguard.
Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Chris Baraniuk | Jul 17, 2020
Reports of the infection—including one death this month—recently shook up social media. But, unlike COVID-19, plague is a disease that countries have more or less got under control.
SARS-CoV-2 Can Infect Human Brain Organoids
SARS-CoV-2 Can Infect Human Brain Organoids
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 9, 2020
The results are a proof-of-concept that the novel coronavirus can replicate in neurons, but it’s too soon to say whether this occurs in people with COVID-19.
Coronavirus-Infected Cells Grow Filopodia
Coronavirus-Infected Cells Grow Filopodia
Shawna Williams | Jun 30, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 causes cells to put out projections that spread the virus, a study finds.
Acceleration in New COVID-19 Cases in Some US States Causes Alarm
Acceleration in New COVID-19 Cases in Some US States Causes Alarm
Catherine Offord | Jun 23, 2020
Arizona, Florida, California, and others have seen record numbers of daily new coronavirus positives in the last couple of weeks, and that’s not just a reflection of more testing. Hospitalizations are up too.
Doctors Date First COVID-19 Case in France to Late December
Doctors Date First COVID-19 Case in France to Late December
Ashley Yeager | May 5, 2020
A retrospective analysis of stored respiratory samples shows one patient could have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 weeks before the coronavirus was thought to have arrived in France, but a critic of the result questions whether the sample was contaminated.
Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Discovered: Metabolic Mechanism of Cytokine Storms
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2020
By studying influenza in mice and cells, researchers identify a glucose metabolism pathway critical to the dysregulated immune response that kills many infectious disease patients, including those with COVID-19.
Scientists Scan for Weaknesses in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
Scientists Scan for Weaknesses in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
Chris Baraniuk | Apr 9, 2020
The virus’s tool for prying open host cells is coated in a protective armor of sugar—but gaps may offer vulnerability to disruption by antibodies.