Noel Rose, Who Demonstrated Autoimmunity Exists, Dies at 92

August 10, 2020 0

Category: News & Opinion Summary: The Johns Hopkins University researcher bucked the prevailing idea that the body would not launch an immune response against its own tissues, and in doing so established an entirely new scientific discipline. Source: The Scientist RSS – #microbiology Read More

Disrupted Habitats Have More Zoonotic Disease Hosts: Study

August 6, 2020 0

Category: News & Opinion Summary: Animals that can host pathogens dangerous to humans, such as rodents, birds, and bats, are proportionately more common in human-occupied spaces than in remote areas. Source: The Scientist RSS – #microbiology Read More

Regulator of Mysterious Gut Antibodies Identified

July 31, 2020 0

Category: News & Opinion Summary: A B-cell receptor critical for the production of a subset of intestinal antibodies has been pinpointed, but the function of those antibodies remains unclear. Source: The Scientist RSS – #microbiology Read More

Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic

July 17, 2020 0

Category: News & Opinion Summary: Reports of the infection–including one death this month–recently shook up social media. But, unlike COVID-19, plague is a disease that countries have more or less got under control. Source: The Scientist RSS – #microbiology Read More