News tagged with immune proteins

Information filter for immune defence

Nowadays, social media help us to keep abreast of current events. As we are unable to process the entire flood of information at once, neural networks extract only the information we need to know. The cells in our body act ...

dateNov 14, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Microbial murder mystery solved

Immune cells called "killer cells" target bacteria invading the body's cells, but how do they do this so effectively? Bacteria can quickly evolve resistance against antibiotics, yet it seems they have not so readily been ...

dateNov 08, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Hacking the bacterial social network

Whenever we use our smartphones to check social media, we face loads of bacteria on the devices—even more than on toilet seats, according to a University of Arizona study. Those bacteria may have their own form of social ...

dateOct 25, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Deciphering plant immunity against parasites

Nematodes are a huge threat to agriculture since they parasitize important crops such as wheat, soybean, and banana; but plants can defend themselves. Researchers at Bonn University, together with collaborators from the Sainsbury ...

dateApr 13, 2017 in Biotechnology
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