News tagged with immune defences

How bacteria talk to each other and our cells

Bacteria can talk to each other via molecules they themselves produce. The phenomenon is called quorum sensing, and is important when an infection propagates. Now, researchers at Linköping University in Sweden are showing ...

Nov 06, 2012
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Mapping immune genes in salmon

Morten F. Lukacs' doctoral research at The Norwegian School of Veterinary Science has identified and mapped a group of immune genes that are the key to warding off infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria ...

Oct 03, 2011
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Study presents new insight into plant immunity

Researchers have identified an important cog in the molecular machinery of plant immunity - a discovery that could help crop breeders produce disease-resistant varieties to help ensure future food security. There may also ...

Oct 02, 2011
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'Dirty' wild mice may be more relevant immunology model

Like humans, mice that live in their natural habitat encounter bacteria and other pathogens that exercise their immune system, yet the lab mice typically used in immunology studies are raised in isolation from most diseases. ...

Sep 08, 2011
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