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How the human immune system keeps TB at bay
A new tissue culture model using human white blood cells shows how people with a latent - or symptom-free - tuberculosis infection are protected from active disease by a critical early step in...
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Why some HPV infections go away and others become cancer
- Immune system response isn't as crucial as activity of the infected cells themselvesFor people infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV), the likelihood of...
Cranial Nerves - Anatomy, Clinical Signs and Study Tips
- This is a teaching resource that aids the student in memorisation of the Cranial Nerves, their anatomical path and function. Additionally, it stimulates a clinical approach to the functions of t...
New information about how enzymes from white blood cells function
- As a part of the human immune system, white blood cells create a number of enzymes that help fight disease.
Immune system selectively disarmed by gum disease bacteria
- The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells.
TB's ability to evade immune system becomes clearer in large study
- The largest genetic study ever undertaken to examine people's susceptibility to tuberculosis reveals important clues about the bacterium's effect on dendritic cells.
Epidemiology of human mycobacterium bovis disease, california, USA, 2003-2011
- Tuberculosis (TB) can be caused by more than one type of bacteria, one of which is Mycobacterium bovis. TB caused by M.
Pig-borne disease most likely jumped into humans when rearing practices changed
- Almost every pig carries harmless strains of the S. suis bacterium - such strains are known as 'commensal' strains.