pathology microbiology and immunology Archives
Sep. 21, 2017—Too much dietary manganese — an essential trace mineral found in leafy green vegetables, fruits and nuts — promotes infection of the heart by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (“staph”).
Jul. 27, 2017—On July 24 Vanderbilt scientist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, summarized his group’s latest paper in a tweet: “If S. aureus is going to drink our blood like a vampire, let's kill it with sunlight.”
Jul. 20, 2017—Autophagy is the cellular equivalent of trash pickup and recycling — it is a process by which proteins, protein aggregates and damaged cellular organelles are degraded in order to reuse nutrients and promote cellular metabolism.
Jun. 29, 2017—A new antiviral drug candidate inhibits a broad range of coronaviruses, including the SARS and MERS coronaviruses, a multi-institutional team of investigators reports this week in Science Translational Medicine.
Mar. 16, 2017—The Rockefeller University’s Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D., center, here with Vanderbilt’s Samuel Santoro, Ph.D., left, and Christopher Aiken, Ph.D., discussed his research on retroviruses at his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture, which was sponsored by the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.