Microbiology

Blocking Iron Transport could Stop Tuberculosis

Zürich, Switzerland — One of the most devastating pathogens that lives inside human cells is Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis. According to the World Health Organization,...

COVID-19 Survivors Needed for Antibody Study

La Jolla, CA — Antibodies that are circulating in the blood of patients who’ve recovered from COVID-19 may serve as the key to developing an effective vaccine against the virus. That’s why a team...

New Metabolism Discovered in Bacteria

Frankfurt, Germany — They make sauerkraut sour, turn milk into yogurt and cheese, and give rye bread its intensive flavour: bacteria that ferment nutrients instead of using oxygen to extract their...

An Experimental Peptide Could Block COVID-19

Cambridge, MA — In hopes of developing a possible treatment for Covid-19, a team of MIT chemists has designed a drug candidate that they believe may block coronaviruses’ ability to enter human cells....

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