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This novel virulence trait, which increases severity of S. pneumoniae superinfection, involves pneumococcal surface protein A, now identified as an adhesin.

A comprehensive health-screening program in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal has found a high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases.

A single intranasal dose provided sterilizing immunity — no detectable COVID-19 virus — in the lungs of vaccinated mice, in contrast to dense infection in lungs of unvaccinated mice.
Knowledge of the specific flagellins that drive the pathogenic immune response in Crohn’s disease is a step toward a potential preventive treatment.
A bilingual speaker of Japanese, Leanna Miku Crafford volunteered with a nonprofit health care clinic, did research in microbiology and led the Japanese Culture Club. She will graduate May 1 with honors magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
This transport system may be widespread across many Gram-positive bacteria that contain proteins in the WXG100 superfamily. Tuberculosis kills 1 million people each year.

Preclinical tests at UAB last year showed potent systemic and mucosal immune responses in mice after a single intranasal dose. The vaccine candidate was developed by Maryland-based Altimmune Inc.

Streptococcus pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogen that commonly infects young children and the elderly. This atlas will help researchers better understand how to treat these infections.
Maryland-based Altimmune Inc. has submitted an Investigational New Drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to commence a Phase 1 clinical study of its single-dose intranasal candidate.
Layers of tannic acid and another biopolymer delay allograft and autoimmune-mediated rejection in mouse models of Type 1 diabetes.
A monoclonal antibody is being developed by Aridis Pharmaceuticals as an inhaled, self-administered treatment for non-hospitalized patients who are suffering from mild to moderate COVID-19.
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