Tag: "stealth" at biology news
Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin
...haps the most important tool it has to act out its stealth
attacks is its ability to hibernate when times are hard by forming dormant spores. More than 110 of its set of almost 3700 genes are used to control spore formation and germination when opportunity arises. "C. botulinum shows us one extreme o...
New finding points way to foiling anthrax's tricks
...t to launch a successful counterattack against the stealth
siderophore, but that doesn't mean humans can't de... The researchers suggest that producing a second, stealth
siderophore - petrobactin or aerobactin - that has a different molecular structure than bacillibacti...
Flu not the only germ threat this time of year
... flu. Even though flu gets all the press, RSV is a stealth
bug worthy of attention too. Ann Falsey, M.D., and Edward Walsh, M.D., faculty members in the University's Infectious Disease Unit of the Department of Medicine, have found that RSV affects elderly and high-risk adults as much as the flu. In a paper...