Targeting wolbachia, doxycycline reduces pathology of lymphatic filariasis

Achim Hoerauf, EurekAlert!

This news brief highlights findings from a PLoS Pathogens paper, which reported that lymphatic filariasis can be treated by targeting the endosymbiont Wolbachia with the antibiotic doxycycline. The article includes a short overview of the experiment leading to these results.

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Subject: Biology, :Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)