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A new soldier in the war on cancer: The blind mole rat

... "regular" rats. "In show biz and politics, people make comebacks all the time," Weissmann added, "but rodents aren't usually that lucky. Since the bubonic plague in the 1300s, the reputation of rats has been in the sink. If the blind mole rat ultimately helps us cure cancer, it will be the greatest ...

Scientists look at 'syringe' assembly in plague bacteria

... Bacteria that cause the bubonic plague avoid death in our bodies by injecting our cells with immune evasion proteins. Scientists have discovered a new way bacteria build and hold ...

Aerosol launches immune response in lungs to wipe out lethal infections

... against lethal doses of several other types of pneumonia, as well as influenza virus, the mold aspergillus, and the Class A bioterror agents anthrax, bubonic plague, and tularemia. ALIIS consists of a purified extract of a common bacterium, Haemophilus influenzae, that causes ear and sinus infections ...

Bubonic Plague Confirmed In L.A. After More Than Two Decades

... A blood test confirmed she had contracted the bubonic plague that is a bacterial disease. // This ... National Forest and other parks California, bubonic plague might be prevalent among squirrels and to ... plague is considered as a bio terrorism agent. bubonic plague is not contagious, but if left untreated ...

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 ...

Scientists Find Potential Weakness In Plague Germ

... a particularly dangerous form easier to treat//, according to a study published on Thursday. A bacterium known as Yersinia pestis causes both bubonic plague, the dreaded Black Death spread when people are bitten by an infected flea, and pneumonic plague, spread from one person to another through ...

Disabling Key Protein may Give Physicians Time to Treat Pneumonic Plague

... can modify itself to infect the lungs (pneumonic plague), the lymph glands (bubonic plague), or the bloodstream and organs (septicemic plague). bubonic plague was spread by bites from infected fleas; pneumonic plague can spread through droplets of moisture expelled by coughing and sneezing. ...

Pneumonic plague Might Be Responsible For The epidemic In Congo - WHO

... hit area, by the plague in the world, with 19 deaths having been reported there. They also stated that there have been reports of suspected cases of bubonic plague but the total number is not yet known. Team of doctors from the ‘Doctors without Borders’, the WHO and the Congolese Health Ministry are ...

Crisis Of Bubonic Plague In New Mexico

... product. Signs may include from fever; painful swollen lymph nodes in the groin, armpit or neck, chills, headache, vomiting and to diarrhea for bubonic plague. No human cases were found in 2004 after a death in 1994. Keeping home nearby areas clean, rodents-free envirnment, avoiding sick or dead ...

Typhoid May Have Resulted In The Fall Of Athens

... was the only source of information to historians until recently. There were however still varying accounts of the plague, as to whether it was a bubonic plague, anthrax, smallpox, or measles. Manolis Papagrigorakis belonging to the University of Athens made use of samples of dental pulp for retrieving ...

AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death

... die, pushing the death toll beyond the 40 million killed// by the Black Death that ravaged Asia and Europe in the 14th century. The Black Death, or bubonic plague, was caused by a bacterium carried by rats. Infection spreads through rat flea bites. "Despite the impressive advances in medicine since ...

Biotechnology on the lead

... could prevent massive casualties, Dr Hunter said. Public health expert Dr Margaret Hamburg said lethal agents such as botulism, anthrax and bubonic plague could be purchased illegally over the internet, and might be more appealing to a would-be terrorist than conventional weapons. "I think ...

Sequencing of the Plague

... bubonic plague, the bacterium blamed for the Black Death during middle ages in ... be relatively easy to develop as weapons. The bacillus that causes bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis, commonly infects rodents in Asia, Africa and the ...
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