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UAB Scientists Uncover TNT in Fight Against TB

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Tuberculosis is a terrible disease that is characterized by a bad, sometimes bloody cough, and which could lead to other serious health problems, or even death.

Over 1.5 million people currently die from TB each year, and as many as one third of the world’s population is currently infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In an effort to combat this worldwide health concern, Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., and colleagues from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have made an important discovery. The scientists recently uncovered an important toxin called Tuberculosis Necrotizing Toxin (TNT) that resides within the pathogenic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and aids in survival and proliferation.

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Tags: tuberculosis, Immunology, Alabama, Biology, 2015, disease research, life science research, UAlab, Birmingham, AL, Southern Region, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BioResearch Product Faire™

UCSD Biologists find Harmony in Biofilm Communities

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

A recent study conducted at University of California, San Diego has found that bacterial communities are more cooperative than was previously thought.

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Tags: CA, University of California San Diego, California, Biology, Molecular Biology, 2015, San Diego, SDVS, UCSD, Life Sciences, UC San Diego, biotech, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, NIH grant, Southwest Region, NSF grant

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