Host Cells Release Exosomes to Sop Up Bacterial Toxins
Host Cells Release Exosomes to Sop Up Bacterial Toxins
During bacterial infection, autophagy proteins appear to regulate the release of cell-saving exosomes, which bear the brunt of toxin damage.
Host Cells Release Exosomes to Sop Up Bacterial Toxins
Host Cells Release Exosomes to Sop Up Bacterial Toxins

During bacterial infection, autophagy proteins appear to regulate the release of cell-saving exosomes, which bear the brunt of toxin damage.

During bacterial infection, autophagy proteins appear to regulate the release of cell-saving exosomes, which bear the brunt of toxin damage.

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Infographic: How Cells Use Decoys to Defend Against Pathogens
Infographic: How Cells Use Decoys to Defend Against Pathogens
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jun 1, 2020
Specialized exosomes sop up bacterial toxins, a study finds.
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: Infection Imaging
Image of the Day: Infection Imaging
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 22, 2018
A new technique could allow researchers to better understand bacteria-host interactions over the course of an infection.
Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome
Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome
Amanda B. Keener | May 9, 2016
A drug that singles out Staphylococcus aureus leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows.
Predicting MRSA Toxicity
Predicting MRSA Toxicity
Tracy Vence | Apr 10, 2014
A comparative genomic study shows that researchers can use genetic signatures to predict the toxicity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates.
Sea Change
Sea Change
Chris Tachibana | Mar 1, 2013
A normally land-based microbiologist sets sail to find the building blocks of novel antibiotics in marine bacteria.
Blue Biotech
Blue Biotech
Chris Tachibana | Feb 28, 2013
Systems biologist Lone Gram describes her approach to combing the oceans for novel compounds that may be useful in the fight against pathogens.
MRSA on the Loose
MRSA on the Loose
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 21, 2012
Wild animals are getting and spreading the deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.   
Roundup from Microbiology Meeting
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 21, 2012
Some of the interesting stories researchers were discussing at this year’s American Society of Microbiology meeting in San Francisco.
Resistant to Failure
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 28, 2011
A Duke University researcher survives a sticky situation at a federal research institution to make major strides in determining the genetic roots of Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistance.