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Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 19, 2017
Researchers explore how blood platelets sweep bacteria into aggregate bundles at sites of infection to help phagocytic cells dispose of them.
Image of the Day: Tissue Feast
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 5, 2017
Researchers are taking a close look at the bacterium that causes listeriosis disease.
Health Officials Agree Undetectable HIV Levels Likely Mean Uninfectious
Catherine Offord | Nov 26, 2017
Medical organizations endorse the “Undetectable = Untransmissible” campaign, which aims to raise awareness of scientific evidence showing that virally suppressed people living with HIV cannot infect others.
Infection During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Mouse Model
Kerry Grens | Sep 13, 2017
Bacterial strains in mice’s gut microbiomes mediated their pups’ risk for developing abnormal behaviors.
Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?
Jill U. Adams | Sep 1, 2017
The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.
Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Jill U. Adams | Aug 31, 2017
Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.
Ancient Protein Helps
Thwart Viral Attack
Ashley Yeager | May 9, 2017
When engineered to use a four-billion-year-old version of the protein thioredoxin, the bacteria can stall bacteriophage replication, a new study shows.
Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies
Kerry Grens | May 2, 2017
Julius Youngner collaborated with Jonas Salk on the polio vaccine, and later identified interferon gamma and contributed to an equine influenza vaccine.
How Zika Infects Mother and Baby
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 25, 2016
The virus replicates in the vaginal tissue of pregnant mice and in the brains of their fetuses, researchers show.
Nose Bacterium Inhibits
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2016
A study on microbe versus microbe battles within the human nose yields a new antibiotic.