'Biospleen' can remove deadly pathogens from human blood

In search of a way to clear infections, US researchers have developed an artificial "biospleen" to filter blood.

Antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat

Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavour, freshness and colour can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to new research.

New tobacco plant fights West Nile virus

Scientists have developed therapeutics from a new generation of tobacco plant that fights West Nile virus and other pathogens.

Scientists spot how HIV infects gut for first time ever

Researchers have utilized high-resolution electron microscopy to look at HIV infection within the actual tissue of an infected organism, providing perhaps the most detailed characterization yet of HIV infection in the gut.

Key difference between our bodies` fight against viruses and bacteria identified

Researchers have discovered a key difference in the biological mechanisms by which the immune system responds to viral and bacterial pathogens.

Plants choose growth over defence

As plants look at channelising their energies, they choose growth over defence against pathogens.

Evolution can select for evolvability

Fittest to survive! Organisms that have a greater capacity to evolve may fare better in rapidly changing environments, scientists say.

Pathogenic agents like protein may help combat Alzheimer`s disease

Two neurology researchers have come up with a theory that may help unify scientists` thinking about several neurodegenerative diseases and suggest therapeutic strategies to combat them.

How antibodies neutralise chikungunya virus

Researchers have been able to learn the precise structure of the mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus pathogen while it is bound to antibodies, showing how the infection is likely neutralized.

Achilles heel of dengue virus identified

Scientists have identified the region on dengue virus that is neutralized in people who overcome infection with the deadly pathogen.

Bees self-medicate `when infected with pathogens`

Honey bees are clever than you thought. They "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen.

Discovery on measles could spur less toxic cancer cure

A new discovery about the measles virus, arguably the most virulent pathogen which afflicts 10 million children worldwide.

How plants fight diseases

Scientists have shed new light on how plants fight diseases caused by bacterial pathogens.

Foodborne illness costs $152 bln annually: Study

Foodborne illnesses cost the United States USD 152 billion in health-related expenses each year, far more than prior estimates, according to a study released by consumer and public health groups on Wednesday.

Foodborne illness costs $152 bln annually: Study

Foodborne illnesses cost the United States USD 152 billion in health-related expenses each year, far more than prior estimates, according to a study released by consumer and public health groups on Wednesday.

Enzyme that can be targeted to kill pathogens discovered

A study conducted by researchers in US has shown that an enzyme, which is essential to many bacteria, can be targeted to kill dangerous pathogens.

Enzyme that can be targeted to kill pathogens discovered

A study conducted by researchers in US has shown that an enzyme, which is essential to many bacteria, can be targeted to kill dangerous pathogens.