NIH scientists study salmonella swimming behavior as clues to infection

IMAGE: Salmonella bacteria (pink), a common cause of foodborne disease, invade a human epithelial cell. view more  Credit: NIAID WHAT: Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium bacteria (S. Typhimurium) commonly cause human gastroenteritis, inflammation of the lining of the intestines. The bacteria live inside the gut and can infect the epithelial cells that line its surface. Many studies […]

NIH neuroscientists isolate promising mini antibodies against COVID-19 from a llama

IMAGE: NIH scientists showed that anti-COVID-19 nanobodies from a llama may be an effective tool in the battle against the COVID-19 virus. view more  Credit: Courtesy of Brody lab NIH/NINDS. National Institutes of Health researchers have isolated a set of promising, tiny antibodies, or “nanobodies,” against SARS-CoV-2 that were produced by a llama named Cormac. Preliminary […]

NIH begins large clinical trial to test immune modulators for treatment of COVID-19

IMAGE: Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF)… view more  Credit: Credit: NIH/NIAID The National Institutes of Health has launched an adaptive Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of […]