Tag: "disarms" at biology news
New vaccine prevents CMV infection and disease in mice
...istent virus such as CMV infects an individual, it disarms
the host immune system in two ways – by hiding or masking the proteins that would normally provoke an immune response, or by fooling the immune system into mounting a response that doesn’t work to eradicate the virus. “We needed a way to make th...
Give thanks for the cranberry, say dental researchers
...er-growing goo. "Something in the cranberry juice disarms
the pathogens that cause tooth decay," Koo said. But don't even think about running to the juice aisle in the grocery store to prevent tooth decay, Koo said. The sugar that is usually added to cranberry juice can cause cavities, and the natural acid...
Anthrax stops body from fighting back, study shows
...ers have uncovered how the inhaled form of anthrax disarms
bacteria-fighting white blood cells before they can fend off the disease, which kills most victims within days. The lethal toxin in anthrax paralyzes neutrophils, the white blood cells that act as the body's first defense against infection, by impai...