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Finding a lethal parasite's vulnerabilities

An estimated 100 million people around the world are infected with Strongyloides stercoralis, a parasitic nematode, yet it's likely that many don't know it. The infection can persist for years, usually only causing mild symptoms. ...

dateDec 15, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Teaching antibiotics to be more effective killers

Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests bond duration, not bond tightness, may be the most important differentiator between antibiotics that kill bacteria and antibiotics that only stop bacterial growth.

dateDec 12, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Garlic can fight chronic infections

An active sulphurous compound found in garlic can be used to fight robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections, a new study from the University of Copenhagen indicates. Here the researchers show that the garlic compound ...

dateNov 27, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Strong hosts help parasites spread farther

Large, physically strong Masu salmon disperse farther when infected with parasites, potentially escaping from further infections at the contaminated site but ironically resulting in the greater expansion of the parasite, ...

dateNov 22, 2017 in Ecology
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