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Novel Therapeutics That Boost Innate Immunity to Treat Infectious Diseases

Dr. Finlay's team is investigating a new approach to treating bacterial and parasitic infections by enhancing the body's innate defense mechanisms. By acting on the cells of the immune system rather than on the disease-causing microbe directly, investigators expect to lessen the risk of developing drug-resistant organisms and the potential for broad-spectrum activity. The project team is focusing on a number of bacterial and parasitic pathogens, including enteric bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Plasmodium falciparum.

More information about Discover Drugs and Delivery Systems that Minimize the Likelihood of Drug Resistant Micro-organisms

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