Immune cell suicide alarm helps destroy escaping bacteria
A University of North Carolina School of Medicine study may have implications for thwarting the effects of bioterrorism attack with lethal microbes, as well as finding a way to save people in septic shock, an overwhelming bacterial infection of the blood.
Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy
Daily doses of a liquid containing peanut powder, in gradually increasing amounts, enabled patients with peanut allergy to safely consume peanut in amounts at least 10 times greater than their baseline.
Discovery in parasite movement may offer insights into malaria
CHAPEL HILL -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists have discovered a protein in the cell wall of parasites that’s crucial to the molecular mechanism allowing them to move between cells, survive and cause disease.