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Achilles heel of the herpes virus possibly found
...ce that HSV may damage the nerve cells in which it hides
between outbreaks, possibly contributing to neurological disease. In a presentation Sunday at the International Congress of Virology and in two new papers in the Journal of Virology, U-M researchers are reporting the discovery of a receptor that app...
How HIV disables the cells' call for help
The HIV virus hides
out in the very immune system cells that are meant to protect the body from viral infection. But how does it prevent these cells from mounting a full-scale attack against the invader? In research published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigati...
Female butterflies go for sparkle -- not size -- when choosing to mate
...o observe them, since the female butterfly usually hides
them at rest. ...
New potential drug target in tuberculosis
...s (PNAS). M. tuberculosis is dangerous because it hides
and persists in the immune cells of our bodies. "It can only persist there because of the activity of key molecules," says Matthias Wilmanns, Head of EMBL Hamburg. "We are investigating the functions of tuberculosis proteins and determining their ato...
Tuberculosis: The bacillus takes refuge in adipose cells
... has recently shown that the tuberculosis bacillus hides
from the immune system in its host's fat cells. This formidable pathogen is protected against even the most powerful antibiotics in these cells, in which it may remain dormant for years. This discovery, published in PLoS ONE, sheds new light on possi...
Quality not quantity important for immune response to HIV
...r proved elusive. When HIV infects the body, it hides
out in so-called "helper T-cells". T cells play an important role in the immune response generated by the body to fight infection. There are a number of different types of T cells, each playing a different role in this battle. Helper T-cells (HTCs) r...
Synthetic peptide targets latent papilloma virus infections
...s difficult to rid oneself of the virus because it hides
as a latent DNA in cells of the epithelial tissue,... causes of cervical cancer in the world. The virus hides
out in epithelial stem cells, which are naïve cells at the base of the skin that can turn into many ...
Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says
...hich were at times arrested with 600 or more chiru hides
largely ceased to exist. Tibetan antelope produce the finest wool in the world, known as shahtoosh, which translates to "king of wool." Beginning in the late 1980s, shahtoosh shawls became fashionable in Europe and the U.S., which fueled a black ...