Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
The protein, apolipoprotein L3, destroys invading microbes by acting as a detergent in the cytosol.
Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes

The protein, apolipoprotein L3, destroys invading microbes by acting as a detergent in the cytosol.

The protein, apolipoprotein L3, destroys invading microbes by acting as a detergent in the cytosol.

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Janelle Ayres Explores the Ways in Which Animals Tolerate Disease
Janelle Ayres Explores the Ways in Which Animals Tolerate Disease
Amy Schleunes | Jun 1, 2020
The Salk Institute researcher was one of the first to show that killing a pathogen isn’t the only way to survive an infection.
Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
Amy Schleunes | Mar 9, 2020
NASA’s vegetable production system, known as Veggie, may help pave the way for more sophisticated systems that could supplement astronauts’ diets during long trips to space.
Image of the Day: Microbes At War
Image of the Day: Microbes At War
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 23, 2019
Scientists identify microbes in mice that help defend against Salmonella.
Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Emma Yasinski | Apr 5, 2019
Scientists find varied microbiota among the same strain of mice from four vendors—and that variability affects their susceptibility to infection.
Image of the Day: First Contact
Image of the Day: First Contact
Catherine Offord | Oct 11, 2018
Cryo-electron tomography reveals how Salmonella sets up physical interactions with host cells.
Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution
Inflammation Drives Gut Bacteria Evolution
Ruth Williams | Mar 16, 2017
Viruses within Salmonella rapidly spread genes throughout the bacterial population during a gut infection, scientists show.
Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria
Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria
Ruth Williams | Feb 8, 2017
Researchers employ an engineered microbe to destroy tumor cells in mice.
Blood-Gut Barrier
Blood-Gut Barrier
Ruth Williams | Nov 12, 2015
Scientists identify a barrier in mice between the intestine and its blood supply, and suggest how Salmonella sneaks through it.
Parsing Pathogens
Parsing Pathogens
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2014
Meet the peptide-covered microcantilever device capable of differentiating subtypes of Salmonella.
Immune Response Promotes Infection
Immune Response Promotes Infection
Laasya Samhita | Feb 6, 2014
Salmonella enterica can exploit a standard immune response in mice to promote its own growth.
Decoding Bacterial Methylomes
Decoding Bacterial Methylomes
Kate Yandell | May 15, 2013
A new technique could soon spur unprecedented insight into the role of bacterial epigenetics in the evolution of pathogen virulence.
Opinion: Reducing Foodborne Illness
J. Stan Bailey | Aug 22, 2011
New testing technologies and improved communication among regulatory agencies are making strides in the fight against foodborne disease.
Top 7 in Microbiology
Megan Scudellari | Jul 26, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.
The Great Escape
Richard P. Grant | Feb 1, 2011
 

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