Science news: Feb 2017

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TB bacteria can elude our immune response by living inside dead macrophages

The bacteria responsible for tuberculosis (TB) can live on, thriving and replicating, inside human immune cells called macrophages that are sent to hunt them down.
27 February 2017

Steroid reduces risk of complication when treating HIV and TB patients

An inexpensive and readily accessible anti-inflammatory drug reduces the risk of a potentially dangerous complication in patients starting treatment for both TB and HIV.
24 February 2017

Cancer cells hijack healthy cells

An interaction between two proteins enables cancer cells to use the physical forces of healthy cells to start spreading to other parts of the body.
23 February 2017

What happens to gene transcription during DNA damage?

For the first time, scientists have described what happens at the molecular level when gene transcription slows down in response to DNA damage in a cell.
16 February 2017

Genes linked to malaria parasites’ ability to persist in the body

The ability of malaria parasites to persist in the body for years is linked to the expression of a set of genes from the pir gene family, scientists have found.
06 February 2017

More evidence for eating your greens

Cruciferous vegetables contain nutrients that might reverse susceptibility to gut pathogens in people at increased risk of infections.
01 February 2017