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Cryptococcus spores race the host for survival

Sporulation is a strategy used by many organisms, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae, and ferns to survive conditions that are too harsh to sustain vegetative growth. Survival is generally facilitated by developing specialized cells (spores) with physical properties that confer … Continue reading

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Bacterial immune evasion

In mammals, adenosine assumes an essential role in regulating innate and acquired immune responses. Strong or excessive host inflammatory responses, e.g. in response to bacterial infection, exacerbate the tissue damage inflicted by invading pathogens. Successful immune clearance of microbes therefore … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday PLoS Pathogens

PLoS Pathogens is two years old, and to celebrate, they’ve just published a list of the top ten papers downloaded from September 2005 to July 2007, so if you need to catch up on your reading: Carrageenan Is a Potent … Continue reading

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