News tagged with pathogens

New approach for tuberculosis drugs

In the past 50 years, only one new tuberculosis drug has come on to the market, yet many more active substances are urgently needed. Current treatments increasingly fail due to multidrug-resistant pathogens. ETH researchers ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Biochemistry
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DNA based diagnostics 2.0

The latest generation of DNA sequencers allows all the genes of a plant, as well as any pathogens present, to be charted literally within a few days. "This provides unprecedented opportunities for the diagnosis of plant diseases, ...

dateJul 01, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Ensuring the safety of artisan cheese

Buying fresh goat cheese at a local farmer's market or selecting a piece of sharp cheddar from a display of artisanal cheese at the supermarket offers the promise of a nutritious and flavorful snack. Dennis D'Amico, assistant ...

dateJun 26, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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A bacterial ballistic system

Many pathogenic bacteria use special secretion systems to deliver toxic proteins into host cells. Researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have determined the structure of a crucial part of one of these ...

dateJun 20, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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