Microbiology

Small RNA as a Central Player in Infections

Würzburg, Germany — More than half of the world’s population carries the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in their stomach mucosa. It often causes no problems throughout life, but sometimes it can...

Bacterial Toxin with Healing Effect

Jena, Germany — Normally they are among the many harmless organisms found in and on the human body: one in four people have millions of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on their skin and on the mucous...

Setting a TRAP for Pandemic-Causing Viruses

Nagoya, Japan — A research team led by Nagoya University scientists in Japan has developed an approach that can quickly find synthetic proteins that specifically bind to important targets, such as...

Autophagy: The Beginning of the End

Vienna, Austria — Autophagosomes first form as cup-shaped membranes in the cell, which then grow to engulf the cellular material designated for destruction. The formation of these membranes is catalyzed...

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