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Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, are shown surrounded by red blood cells against a light green background.

Lipoproteins hide Lyme bacteria from the immune system

Lipoproteins hide Lyme bacteria from the immune system

Scientists identified two proteins that help Lyme bacteria evade detection by the human complement system, paving the way for new therapeutics and vaccine targets.
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A new compound targets bacteria hiding in biofilms

A new compound targets bacteria hiding in biofilms

A bacterial inhibitor enhances conventional antibiotics by killing Staphylococcus aureus and stopping a communication system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
A diverse group of people fill a SARS-CoV-2 shaped outline on a blue background.

A worldwide effort to bank patient DNA

A worldwide effort to bank patient DNA

Researchers around the world are on a mission to bank biological samples from millions of people. So far, these efforts have disclosed the effects of arsenic exposure on the genome, supported development of early cancer diagnostics, and even revealed the ideal timing for COVID-19 boosters.
A drawing of a girl paddling through the intestines in a boat that looks like a bacterium.

Bacterial boats deliver drugs

Bacterial boats deliver drugs

Researchers simultaneously increased the potency of a cancer drug while reducing both the required dose and the side effects, all by using a surprising new drug delivery vehicle: bacteria.
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A drug that protects against Alzheimer’s disease may help with Wolfram Syndrome

A drug that protects against Alzheimer’s disease may help with Wolfram Syndrome

Wolfram Syndrome is a rare disease that causes a myriad of challenges, including deafness, diabetes, and depression. New research suggests that an agonist used to treat neurodegenerative disorders may help alleviate some of the symptoms.
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