Tag Archives: Pathogen

Scientists identify the mechanisms underlying the activation of inflammasomes by fungal pathogens

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified the mechanisms behind infection-driven inflammasome activation with the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Fungal infection, especially with A. fumigatus, is a leading cause of infection-associated deaths in people with compromised immune systems. The work provides clues to a potential therapeutic approach for …

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How weather affects SARS-CoV-2 transmission: a US-based case study

How weather changes affect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been the subject of several studies. Researchers’ concern about this aspect of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stems from observations that the flu virus and other coronaviruses follow seasonal patterns. Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 transmissibility is affected by seasonal …

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Care pathways for pregnant women with COVID – 19

Since the onset of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, concerns about the virus’ impact on pregnancy have increased. However, there has been little professional consensus on how best to manage pregnancy during the pandemic given the limited data currently available. A recent review published in the magazine Global challenges in …

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