Columbia University finds immune response for two spore strains in one strain of C. difficile

At 14.12 UTC, the difference between the spotted C difficile and the double anaerobic strain was about one third the size that is expected for an aiboresis.

The one immunosuppressant antibody found with C difficile, called USCID-19, had a different immune reaction depending on the strain, suggesting that this immunosuppressant antibody may be altered by the type of C difficile that it is being fought.

Columbia University is leading the US investigation with Loyola University in Chicago and Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. The team is hopeful that their findings will shed new light on the cause of this particular C difficile problem and point to some possible targets for new drugs.

This letter and database page contain a summary of what we know about this outbreak.

Updated in January 21: Chemical reactions are already being used to investigate different molecules that may play a role in causing or controlling the spore’s growth.

Note: This article does not purport to present a scientific opinion.

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