Wolf in sheep's clothing: Uncovering how deadly bacteria trick the immune system / UCLA Newsroom

In a study published online Feb. 28 in the journal Science, UCLA researchers demonstrate that certain cunning bacteria — including the type that causes tuberculosis — can pretend to be viruses when infecting humans, allowing them to hijack the body's immune response so that they can hide out, unhindered, inside our cells. The findings may also help explain how viral infections like the flu make us more susceptible to subsequent bacterial infections such as pneumonia.

No comments:

Post a Comment