News tagged with mucus

A surprising new vehicle for drug delivery?

( -- Are our bodies vulnerable to some pollutants whose lack of solubility in water, or "hydrophobicity," has always been thought to protect us from them? New Tel Aviv University research has discovered that this ...

dateMar 30, 2011 in Biochemistry
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The phage is a lonely hunter

Sharks prowl the watery depths for their prey, lions stalk the tall-grass savannah, and bacteriophages, well, they've got snot. The thin layer of mucus that coats epithelial cells serves as the hunting ground for phages, ...

dateOct 19, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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