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Klebsiella Pneumoniae Bacteria

Why antibiotics for bacteria but not viruses?

... a problem, because bacteria look totally different to our own cells, so it's fairly easy to make drugs and chemicals ... roger a bacterial metabolism and which will not affect our own metabolism. Because viruses have to prey on our own metabolism, and they have to use our own cells to make ...

Parasites and Allergies

... bit immunosuppressive, dampen the immune system for their own protection.  In the absence of those parasites and those ... in mice so that parasites were able to expand the body's own mechanism that protects us from allergy. Kat -   So the ... the parasite manipulating this human immune system in its own interest, but at the same time, actually having a ...

Breastfeeding an infant

Do babies acquire immunity from breastmilk?

... so-called "passive immunity" while the infant animal's own immune system becomes established. But, we don't believe ... after that time the baby should be able to stand on its own two immunological feet. Unfortunately, although ...

Person washing his hands

Washing your Hands!

... and allocate a toilet to the sick individual with their own hand washing basin.  If you haven't got that luxury, ... then making sure that the affected person has their own towels and flannels.  There's no sharing of those kind ... What practical advice can you give people for a.) their own hand hygiene to make sure that they don't either transmit ...

A person with a cold, sneezing into a hacky

Giving germs a cold of their own

... ebola viruses that attack humans, bacteria have got their own natural enemies in the form of viruses that target and ... we give bacteria a virus? Giving germs a cold of their own ...

Two hands forming a heart shape.

Influenza virus and heart attacks

...   That's neat.  So in other words, each person is their own control, aren't they because if they're not having a ... way.  But here, as you say, everyone was acting as their own control. Chris -   And - the million dollar question, ...

Drugs

Ebola drug could also fight norovirus

... that that only happens to the virus and not one of our own cells because the same thing, if you mutate our own cells, we get cancer? Ian -  That's true.  So, the drug ...

Vaping

Vaping: A sticky situation

... if you like, with the vape composition. We can make our own vape, we can look at the effect of just a major component ... is propylene glycol, which is like a food additive on its own. We can add in the flavourings and, as you say, there are ...

False colour SEM of Salmonella bacteria

Conservation of Microbes

... just the case that we need to conserve them for their own sake, but in fact, there are various knock-on effects ... animals and plants can't conduct.  Therefore, for our own sake, just for biotechnological reasons, we have an ...

Homo erectus making fire for warmth and cooking

Did smoke cause tuberculosis to emerge?

... only natural hosts of TB and although animals have their own strains of the disease, genetic tests have shown that ...

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteria

Wrong antibiotics make infections worse

... is often down not to the bug so much as the individual's own immune system. The discovery is pertinent, on the eve of ...

Ebola viruses

Why we ignored Ebola...

... no longer just an African problem. The West has had its own wake-up call this week as the US and Spain, countries ...

Llama head

Nanobodies: llama key to covid-19 therapy

... and the variable region is fully functional on its own. The single chain variable region - or “nanobody” - ...

Thermometer and pills

How fever helps us fight infections

... flu, try to be grateful and remember that it’s for your own good... Running a temperature improves our ...