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Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 27, 2015
Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.
Iron-Ferrying Protein Impedes Pathogens
Molly Sharlach | Dec 15, 2014
Meningitis-causing bacteria exerted strong evolutionary pressure on an iron-binding protein in primates, a study shows.
Supporting the “Good” Gut Microbes
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2014
During systemic infection, mice kick-start the production of a specific sugar to feed and protect the beneficial bacteria in their guts while fighting pathogenic strains.
Ulcer-forming Bacteria Target Tiny Traumas
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 17, 2014
A new study finds that
home in on small lesions in the stomach and promote ulceration within minutes of epithelial injury.
How Dengue Does It
Beth Marie Mole | Mar 1, 2013
Dengue virus has sophisticated mechanisms for entering a cell, for replicating its RNA genome, and for transcribing proteins.
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2011
Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.