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Team finds fungus-fighting compound

Researchers with the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery have identified a compound that blocks the growth of a fungus that causes deadly lung infections and allergic reactions in people with compromised immune systems.

dateSep 22, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Changes in the immune system lead to success

The sequencing of the Atlantic cod genome in 2011 demonstrated that this species lacks a crucial part of its immune system. In a follow-up study, Kjetill S. Jakobsen and collaborators have investigated a large number of additional ...

dateAug 30, 2016 in Biotechnology
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A new path for killing pathogenic bacteria

Bacteria that cause tuberculosis, leprosy and other diseases, survive by switching between two different types of metabolism. EPFL scientists have now discovered that this switch is controlled by a mechanism that constantly ...

dateAug 24, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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A spoonful of fat makes the medicine go down

For years scientists and dieticians have argued over the health benefits of dietary fat. Research published this week, however, shows that piggybacking onto natural fat absorption pathways can dramatically enhance the utility ...

dateAug 10, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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