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Innovation, Research

Bacteria defend themselves against viral predators with exchangeable genetic elements

October 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Bacterial viruses, so-called phages, destroy bacteria. Bacteria are constantly exposed to viral attacks. A research team led by Martin Polz, a microbiologist at the University of Vienna, has now studied how bacteria defend themselves against viral predators. The study shows […]


Innovation, Research

Study finds surprising defensive functions of the immune system against new viral attacks

January 29, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Scientists are opening new windows into understanding more about the constantly shifting evolutionary arms race between viruses and the hosts they seek to infect. Host organisms and pathogens are in a perennial chess match to exploit each other’s weaknesses. Such […]