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Cross section of an organic cell with intracellular organelles
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 drawing portraying the black silhouette of Pompeii buildings with Mount Vesuvius and the sky behind them
First Human Genome Sequenced from Ancient Pompeii
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | May 26, 2022 | 4 min read
The genome is from a male who was likely in his late thirties when the historic Mount Vesuvius eruption occurred. The analyses suggest he is related to the diverse Imperial Roman population of the time, and that he may have suffered from spinal tuberculosis.
Experimental TB Vaccine Partially Effective: Study
Ashley Yeager | Oct 30, 2019 | 2 min read
Tested in patients with the latent form of tuberculosis, the vaccine prevented the development of the active form of infection in 50 percent more individuals compared with unvaccinated patients.
 immunotherapy  treatment may cause latent infections of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to flare up in cancer patients
Tuberculosis Can Emerge After Cancer Immunotherapy
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2019 | 4 min read
At least a handful of patients have developed active TB after receiving cancer treatment designed to boost the immune system’s antitumor response.
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 2, 2018 | 2 min read
An accomplished infectious disease scientist, Meyers spent the 1960s treating and studying the condition in central Africa.
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015 | 6 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Comparing Leprosy Bacteria
Kate Yandell | Mar 27, 2015 | 3 min read
Researchers sequence the genome of Mycobacterium lepromatosis, a recently discovered sister species to the primary leprosy-causing bacterium.
Bacterial Gene Transfer Gets Sexier
Kate Yandell | Jul 9, 2013 | 3 min read
Mycobacterium smegmatis can donate larger portions of its genome to other bacteria than previously thought, approaching the level of gene shuffling seen in sexual reproduction.
Beating Drug-Resistant TB
Ruth Williams | Sep 19, 2012 | 3 min read
Reinvestigating a natural antibiotic compound reveals its potential as a tuberculosis drug.
Swimming with the mycobacteria
Cathryn Delude | Jun 5, 2005 | 2 min read
The patients were working out in a hospital's warm therapeutic pool in Boulder, Colorado, when Mark Hernandez walked in and dipped sterile bottles in the water.
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