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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 ...

Vaccinia, a pox virus particle.

Triggering the immune system to attack tumours

... rashes, and organ damage.  But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we'd have a way to ... David K. -   What we do is we get the body's own defence mechanism, the immune system, to turn its sights ... healthy tissues get hit too. But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we’d have a way ...

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 ...

Virus

What is flu?

... dirty work. Like all viruses, it can’t reproduce on its own – it needs the cells in your body for that. When flu ... a running nose and blocked sinuses are also caused by your own body as it goes into defensive mode – mucus makes it ...

Healthy gypsy moth caterpillar on a leaf.

Viral Gene alters Bug Behaviour

... a virus to manipulate its insect host's behaviour for its own benefit. Some pathogens, such as baculoviruses, use ... virus to manipulate its insect host’s behaviour for its own benefit... Viral Gene alters Bug Behaviour ...

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 ...

Digitally-colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Zika virus, which is a member of the family Flaviviridae. Virus particles, here colored blue, are 40 nm in diameter, with an outer envelope, and an inner dense core.

Abortions boosted by Zika warnings

... been feeling that they have to take matters into their own hands to procure abortion in settings where it isn't ... advice on where they can be reliably obtained within their own settings. And were were very fortunate to obtain their ...

Virus

What is Flu?

... reason that you feel so really bad with flu is that your own immune system recognises that these cells have been ... the symptoms of flu in a human is down to the person’s own immune system, as we’ve discussed, of sending out those ...

A team of doctors walking through a hospital corridor

Screening healthcare workers for Covid-19

... and to patients, and actually hospitals could become their own individual hubs of transmission unless we do something ...

Virus

Ancient protein thwarts virus attack

... Viruses usually attack by using parts of the victim’s own cell machinery against it, so in theory, if you can ...

 3D model of an influenza virus particle. Each virion measures about 100nm (1/10,000th mm) in diameter; the envelope bears molecules of haemagglutinin (blue) and neuraminidase (red) and encloses 8 ribonucleoproteins (RNP), which encode the viral...

Swine and Avian Flu: Virology, History and Current events

... Released from the infected cell, the virions include their own copies of RNA, together with all they need to recognise ... For instance, HIV can allow a cell to keep working on its own tasks for a long time (sometimes years) before bursting ...

Boy with cold

Why colds are more common in the cold

... the virus doing something different, perhaps it's our own cells working differently at the lower temperature..." ...

The Red ribbon is a symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS.

AIDS Awareness Week

... HIV works by entering immune cells and using the cell's own machinery to make copies of itself, damaging the cell in ...

a woman sneezing

A cure for the common cold?

... viruses, it can only make more copies of itself inside our own cells. So when the virus infects our cells, it hijacks ...

cold sore herpes

DNA editing techniques can combat herpes

... of small pieces of DNA that park themselves alongside our own human DNA inside our cells. This places them beyond the ...

Ebola virus, as seen under an electron microscope. Ebola is a member of the filovirus family. The tubular \shepherd's crook\-shaped particles are generally 80nm in diameter and up to 1000nm long.

Evolving Ebola

... scientists hope to figure out how to beat viruses at their own game, making us better prepared to avoid such huge death ...

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 ...

Map of Europe

Flu Survey - Tracking Influenza Across a Continent

... was talking about a case where individuals act as their own controls and we're trying to do the same really.  So, if ...

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” - ...

Aphids feeding on a fennel plant. Taken in Swifts Creek, Victoria

The Trouble with Sapsuckers

... diseases in plants manipulate sapsucking insects for their own ends? The Trouble with Sapsuckers ...

Electron micrograph of HSV particles

Cellular Housekeeping could block HIV

... I think illustrates just how important it is for their own survival and if we can prevent the virus from outsmarting ...

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 ...

Healthcare worker drawing up influenza (flu) vaccine shot

TB Booster Better Off Alone

... so actually, delaying something that could introduce its own risk. Will: -   Yeah and one of the main reasons why ...

Pseudomonas bacteria

Love thy virus

... 3 and what the students are able to do is find their very own bacteriophage, completely unique, it's never been seen ...