At the recent Microbiology Society Annual Conference (10–12 April, Birmingham, UK) we spoke to Mark Wass about his work on Ebolaviruses in which he’s delved into the molecular determinants of the virus’s pathogenicity.
Browsing: Immune Response
A high-fiber diet can boost the immune response and increase survival in mice infected with influenza virus, according to new research.
A new study has identified a common pattern of immune response in Ebola-infected monkeys 4 days prior to the development of fever; this response could be utilized as an early diagnosis biomarker.
In our latest infographic we provide a visual snapshot of the infections and immune processes that have been linked with the microbiome thus far, explaining some of the evidence
With the microbiome becoming a much talked about topic in recent years, we spoke to Sergio Serrano-Villar, author of Future Microbiology’s top-read article of 2017 entitled: ‘How can the gut microbiota affect immune recovery in HIV infected individuals?’.
Researchers have demonstrated that the genetic variation between strains could explain the clinical variation among individuals infected with the same pathogen.
Interferons are critical for a mother’s immune response during Zika infection, but could have detrimental impacts on placental and fetal development, according to new research.
Researchers have studied macaque models of antiretroviral-treated HIV, discovering a unique pattern of inflammation that may underlie neurological impairments.
Scientists have revealed proteins, termed RIFINs, expressed on the surface of infected erythrocytes that may help the malaria parasite to suppress the host immune response, leading to severe infection.
For the first time researchers have cloned and characterized NANP-reactive memory B-cell antibodies in humans, which have the ability to potently inhibit parasite transmission in vivo.