Molecular Virology and Microbiology News

How good bacteria keeps your gut healthyJul 3, 2018
New research reveals a cellular mechanism by which good bacteria can help the gut stay healthy.
Mosquito saliva alone triggers unexpected immune responseMay 17, 2018
Researchers have taken a closer look at the effect of mosquito saliva alone and found that it can trigger an unexpected variety of immune responses in an animal model of the human immune system. 
Hotez, Zoghbi join American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 18, 2018
Dr. Peter J. Hotez, and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi have been elected as the newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary titles.
T cell responses against elephant herpesvirus identifiedMar 12, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have been able to identify T cell immune responses directed against elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus.
There’s still time to get your flu shotJan 26, 2018
This year’s flu season was predicted to be severe, and so far those predictions have been accurate. However, it’s not too late to be vaccinated against the virus.
Researchers gain insight into how the intestine repairs itselfJan 24, 2018
Researchers have gained new insights into how the small intestine, one of the fastest renewing tissues in the human body, repairs itself after injury caused by intestinal rotavirus infection.
Dietary sugar linked to bacterial epidemicsJan 3, 2018
The increasing frequency and severity of healthcare-associated outbreaks caused by bacterium Clostridium difficile have been linked to the widely used food additive trehalose.
‘Tis the season for respiratory virusDec 19, 2017
Dr. Pedro A. Piedra breaks down the dangers of respiratory syncytial virus, a virus commonly occurring in fall and winter.
Dr. Zechiedrich named National Academy of Inventors FellowDec 15, 2017
Dr. Lynn Zechiedrich was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a status bestowed to academic inventors who demonstrate a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that make a tangible impact.
Researcher receives CDC award to fight antibiotic resistanceOct 23, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Auchtung has received an award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for innovative research to combat antibiotic resistance.