Duke researchers identify hidden chlamydial cloaking device

Chlamydia, the main cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infections, evades detection and eradication within human cells using a masking device. But researchers at Duke University have recognized the fringe of the invisibility cloak and now hope they can unravel it. To enter the cell and reproduce peacefully, many pathogenic bacteria, including chlamydia, cover themselves with … Read more

Toxic algae that infect people and kill pets thrive in the United States

More than 2,300 lakes and rivers across the contiguous United States host blue-green algal blooms, according to the data Recently released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. There are another 5,000 bodies of water across Alaska that are blooming as well. Blue-green algae or cyanobacteria can produce a toxin that can be fatal to … Read more