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UCF professor develops vaccine to protect against black plague bioterror attack

... are still needed, Daniell is confident the vaccine will work for the bubonic and pneumonic plague based on animal studies. Pneumonic plague is spread through the air. Without treatment a person can die within days. bubonic plague is the more common form and is transmitted through fleabites and ...

Scientists discover why plague is so lethal

... Bacteria that cause the bubonic plague may be more virulent than their close relatives because of a single ... We found that this is because Y. pestis is missing an important enzyme. bubonic plague has killed over 200 million people during the course of history and ...

Prairie dog research promotes caring, conservation

... other prairie dogs that are not related to them. "We hope to one day determine why they choose certain friends," Slobodchikoff says. Incidents of bubonic plague, poisoning, shooting, landowners not wanting holes in their ground and land development have driven to the dogs to the brink of extinction. ...

New CU-Boulder study shows diversity decreases chances of parasitic disease

... prevalence have been suggested by other researchers to influence other vector-borne diseases, including West Nile virus, tick-borne encephalitis and bubonic plague, he said. "In the absence of parasites, the toads and frogs are pure competitors," Johnson said. "But when trematode parasitism is present ...

Diversity among bird populations found to reduce threat of West Nile virus

... Calos are the first to demonstrate the dilution effect in a disease that has bird hosts. Other infectious diseases of concern, such as avian flu and bubonic plague, Swaddle said, may fit the dilution effect as well. "We don't yet know the precise mechanism that drives this pattern, but it's likely to ...

First North American Encapsulated Islet Transplant without Long-term Immune Suppression into a Patient with Type 1 Diabetes

... this disease could have been smallpox or even bubonic plague but bubonic plague is a bacterial disease rather than a virus ... directly infectious disease but were outbreaks of bubonic plague, overturning an accepted belief that had ...

Biologists discover why 10% of Europeans are safe from HIV

... this disease could have been smallpox or even bubonic plague but bubonic plague is a bacterial disease rather than a virus ... directly infectious disease but were outbreaks of bubonic plague, overturning an accepted belief that had ...

How plague-causing bacteria disarm host defense

... genus Yersinia includes three species of bacteria that are pathogenic to humans: Y. pestis is perhaps the most infamous, being responsible for the bubonic plague (also known as the Black Death), which killed more than 200 million people in the Middle Ages. "This bacterial species could still be a ...

Bacteria control how infectious they become, study finds

... The results of a new study suggest that bacteria that cause diseases like bubonic plague and serious gastric illness can turn the genes that make them infectious on or off. Knowing how disease-causing bacteria, like Yersinia ...

Typhoid fever led to the fall of Athens

... Despite Thucydides' detailed description, researchers have not managed to agree on the identity of the plague and several diseases, including bubonic plague, smallpox, anthrax and measles have been implicated in the emergence and spread of this epidemic. A mass burial pit unearthed in the ...

Pair of studies offer new clues to combat antibiotic resistance

... Medical School in Boston. Gram-negative bacteria, considered among the most virulent, include strains that are known to cause food borne illness, bubonic plague, Legionnaires?disease and cholera, among others. They are among the most difficult bugs to control using antibiotics, researchers say. In ...

Research on antibiotics receives historical recognition

... attacked a type of bacteria resistant to penicillin. In addition to treating tuberculosis, streptomycin was effective against typhoid fever, cholera, bubonic plague and other diseases. Among the other antibiotics isolated in Waksman's laboratory was neomycin, still used as a topical antibacterial agent. ...

Studies reveal how plague disables immune system, and how to exploit the process to make a vaccine

... and we think we can use that knowledge to prepare a preemptive strike." Historically, the terms "plague" or "Black Death" have referred to the bubonic plague, caused by Yersinia pestis and spread by the bites of infected fleas, which acquire the germ from infected rodents. In the mid-14th century, ...
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