Dr. Choudhry and his team are studying the hypothesis that being exposed to alcohol increases the suppression of the immune system of the intestines and breaks down their natural barriers, eventually causing sepsis (blood infection) and multi-organ failure.
When HIV-1 infects an immune cell, the virus travels to the nucleus so quickly there's not enough time to set off the cell's alarm system. A Loyola University Chicago study has discovered the protein that helps the virus travel so fast. READ MORE
Dr. Alonzo is examining what gives Staphylococcus aureus the ability to maneuver past the body’s natural defenses. Figuring out these mechanisms could help lead to non-antibiotic based and more effective treatments for staph and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. READ MORE
After suffering repeated bouts of debilitating Clostridium difficile infections, many patients significantly change their behaviors, but some precautions may do little to prevent future infections, according to a first-of-its-kind study. LEARN MORE