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A large step forward in the fight against African sleeping sickness
...the antibodies that the body produces. Parasite eludes
human defense mechanism Fortunately, our body has a special defense mechanism that can help us in the fight against African trypanosomes. Our blood contains ApoL-1, which is toxic to − and neutralizes − most types of trypanosomes. Howe...
Better sludge through metagenomics
...ulture of the organism, which, like most microbes, eludes
laboratory culture. We expect that clues hidden in the genome will lead to domestication of this mysterious organism, enabling further studies of its habits and lifestyle. "The genome sequence will also enable biologists and engineers to understan...
Scientists unveil piece of HIV protein that may be key to AIDS vaccine development
...e been stymied by the seemingly unlimited ways HIV eludes
natural and vaccine-induced immune defenses. Notes Dr. Kwong, "The more we learned about HIV, the more we realized just how many levels of defense the virus has against attacks by the immune system." For example, not only does HIV mutate rapidly and ...