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Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-11-20

Going viral: New cells for norovirus production in the lab

Study shows that intestinal epithelial cells created from human induced pluripotent stem cells can be used for producing large numbers of human norovirus particles, allowing the disease to be studied without the need for human tissue or bile

Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. Here, an Osaka University-led resear...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-10-23

The Mincle receptor provides protective immunity against Group A Streptococcus

Osaka University-led study shows that Mincle initiates antibacterial response to Group A Streptococcus upon recognition of MGDG, an anchor of lipoteichoic acid

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes invasive infections that result in high mortality. Despite being susceptible to many antibiotics, GAS continues to ...

Life Sciences & Medicine
2018-10-9

Nitric oxide synthesis induced by parasite infection subverts host immune responses

Mechanism of human immune suppression by toxoplasma pathogenicity factor GRA15 elucidated

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