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Thu, Nov 06

Bubonic plague findings shed light on potential infection treatments

As the world focuses on the Ebola outbreak, a team of Duke researchers are turning their attention to a different infectious disease—the bubonic plague.

The work comes out of the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School and investigates the unique pathway taken by the bacteria responsible for the plague. Recently published in the medical journal What do you think?Immunity, the findings on the mechanism behind the plague may shed light on some infectious diseases’ unconventional methods of attacking the immune system and could potentially yield more effective drug treatments.

Read more from The Chronicle.