Neutrons identify critical details in bacterial enzyme implicated in gastric cancer

Understanding the details of this enzyme, and thus the Helicobacter pylori bacteria's metabolism and biological pathways, could be central to developing drugs that act against H. pylori, but that do not attack the stomach's...

Malaria superbugs threaten global malaria control

Multidrug-resistant malaria superbugs have taken hold in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, threatening to undermine progress against the disease, scientists said. The superbugs - malaria parasites that can beat off the best current treatments,...

Inactivated rabies viruses carrying canine distemper glycoproteins protect against both pathogens

Rabies and canine distemper are among the most dangerous and lethal viral diseases afflicting carnivores. Rabies can also be transmitted to humans via bite from rabies-infected animals. It attacks the nervous system and can...

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements Have No Impact On Cancer Rate, New Study Shows

Vitamin D status and supplements seem to have become a societal preoccupation. Encouraging the latter’s use as a cure-all, the “magic bullet” commercialization of vitamins and supplements has created a multi-billion dollar industry. One...

Key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses. What makes...
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TB Vaccine Trial On Adults Begins In June

Pune-based institute to use novel recombinant BCG antigen. In June this year, the Pune-based Serum Institute of India Pvt. Limited will begin a Phase II/III vaccine trial for tuberculosis using a novel, recombinant BCG (bacillus...
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Infection defense: call for support by the killer cells

Killer cells – called cytotoxic T cells in the technical jargon – are somewhat like a well-trained police dog: as long as they don’t know that an infection is currently spreading somewhere in the...
Leptospira

Battling Leptospira At The Genome Level

Global research is focussing on understanding the genetic determinants of the pathogen. There are lessons for India In the summer and rainy seasons of 2015, leptospirosis, a dangerous, neglected tropical disease, struck in multiple cities...
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Painkillers Without Dangerous Side Effects

Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a new way of developing painkillers. The team of researchers used computational simulation to analyze interactions at opioid receptors - the cell's docking sites for painkillers....
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Naren Vyavahare Receives $1.47 million From NIH For Nanoparticle Research

One of the top ten killers for men older than 55 is the target of Clemson University research that could lead to a new life-saving therapy and a better way of telling whether surgery...