Infectious Diseases

UCI-Harvard research may help combat the deadly gastrointestinal infection C. diff

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and Harvard University have discovered how the Clostridium difficile toxin B (TcdB) recognizes the human Frizzled protein, the receptor it uses to invade intestinal cells and lead to deadly gastrointestinal infections. The findings, published today in Science, could pave the way for new C. diff antitoxins and also […]

Biotechnology Cancer Discovery

New cellular imaging paves way for cancer treatment

Researchers at the Universities of York and Leiden have pioneered a technique which uses florescent imaging to track the actions of key enzymes in cancer, genetic disorders and kidney disease. Scientists hope this new development will aid drug design for new anti-cancer, inflammation and kidney disease treatments. It will also provide diagnostic tools for disease […]