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Anthrax stops body from fighting back, study shows

... 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 impairing how they build tiny filaments that allow them to crawl throughout the body and eat invading bacteria. Just two hours of exposure to the lethal t...

Study illuminates how the plague bacteria causes disease

...ia's ability to disrupt cell structure. The domain paralyzes cells by acting as an "off-switch" for host proteins involved in modifying cell shape, Stebbins said. Mutations that prevented the bacterial proteins' interaction with the host protein significantly impaired YpkA's ability to disrupt the cytoskeleto...

Anthrax paralyzes immune cells with lethal toxin, UF research shows

...hers have revealed how the inhaled form of anthrax paralyzes the body's defenses and prevents immune cells from...believes his findings may also explain how anthrax paralyzes other types of cells, like the platelets that normally help blood clot. "We know that patients wi...

How the brain's backup system compensates for stroke

...t after a stroke damages one side of the brain and paralyzes a limb, the PMd in the intact hemisphere increases in activity. However, they did not know whether this activity increase represented specific "rescue" of PMd function in the damaged hemisphere. In their experiments, O'Shea and colleagues used mag...

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