Tag: "tricking" at biology news
Decoy pill saves brain cells
... decoy, developed by Xu, reversed the outcomes. By tricking
calpain, it prevented damage to the receptor and allowed the beneficial reaction to continue. In addition, it interrupted the feedback loop that stoked calpain activation. "This is potentially a treatment for any conditions that involve this kind ...
Viral hitchhiker inhibits Wolbachia bacteria's ability to proliferate
...ijacking sperm of its insect hosts and genetically tricking
them to bear more infected females, the only sex that transmits the bacteria. Now, a new study from the MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory), published in the May 18 issue of PLoS Pathogens, demonstrates that a virus common to Wolbachia cells may be a...
Dangerous tricksters: Some bacterie use immune cells to reproduce
...hole range of pathogens have become specialised in tricking
this very part of the defence mechanism and survive or even multiply in these macrophages which are actually supposed to kill them. One of these pathogens is Rhodococcus equi. This bacterium can cause a lung disease in young foals which is very sim...
Pathogen-Mimicking Vaccine As Strategy For Cancer Therapy
...ogical response to a vaccine, which is essentially tricking
the immune system into thinking the vaccine is a bacterial infection," says lead author Dr. Daniel Speiser from the LICR Lausanne Branch. "The immune system mounts a response against the peptide antigen, the cancer-specific target, in the vaccine, an...