traumatic brain injury, microbiology, immunology
Bacterial Sentinels of Noses
Ruth Williams | Sep 12, 2012
Friendly sinus bacteria may keep sinusitis-causing strains in check.
Double-Edged TB Drug
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 12, 2012
A cheap pain reliever that can kill drug-resistant, tuberculosis-causing bacteria may never be tested.
Do it Yourself TB Test
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 5, 2012
With a cardboard box, a light source, and some filters, roadside clinics can accurately test for tuberculosis.
Flu Fights Dirty
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
Mimicking a host-cell histone protein offers flu a sneaky tactic to suppress immune response.
Finding Injury
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.
A Good Night’s Sleep
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 1, 2012
Sleep-wake cycles affect how well our bodies fight disease.
Down and Dirty
Amy Coombs | Sep 1, 2012
Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."
Soil Harbors Antibiotic Resistance
Ed Yong | Aug 30, 2012
Identical resistance genes in soil and clinical bacteria hint at dangerous genetic arms trade that is aggravating the antibiotic-resistance crisis.
The Danger of Vaccine Exemptions
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 30, 2012
Are states with less rigorous rules about which children can claim an exception from vaccination in kindergarten putting communities at higher risk of childhood disease?
Resisting TB
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 30, 2012
A study finds that drug-resistant tuberculosis is more prevalent than current estimates suggest.