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Discovering Prion-like Proteins in Eukaryotic Viruses

An interview with Dr. George Tetz, MD, Ph.D., discussing the discovery of prion-like domains in eukaryotic viruses, and the implications of this study on gene therapies and common neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease.The full text interview is available online here

Neuroscience 2018: HMI’s Abstract Has Been Selected as a Hot Topic

Our presentation “Parkinson’s disease and bacteriophages as its overlooked contributors” has been selected as a Neuroscience 2018 Hot Topic, which SfN distributes to the media. Limited copies of the Hot Topics book are printed exclusively for the media.

Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis may have a Bacterial Virus Component According to Research Conducted by Human Microbiology Institute

NEW YORK, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Human Microbiology Institute (HMI), a not-for-profit scientific research organization, and Tetz Laboratories today announced the publication of a study in Scientific Reports that for the first time may implicate bacterial viruses (bacteriophages) in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The article, entitled “Parkinson’s disease and bacteriophages as its overlooked contributors” is available online here: www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-29173-4.

HMI Discovers Previously Unknown Prion-Like Viral Proteins, Opening New Targets for Antiviral Drugs

HMI Discovers Previously Unknown Prion-Like Viral Proteins, Opening New Targets for Antiviral Drugs

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2018 / Researchers at the Human Microbiology Institute(HMI) and Tetz Laboratories have discovered thousands of prion-like domains in human viruses, prompting research that opens new ways of viral pathogenicity, suggests new targets for development of new antiviral drugs and links viruses to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Bacteriophages: Are they an overlooked driver of Parkinson’s disease?

Bacteriophages: Are they an overlooked driver of Parkinson’s disease?

June 10, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – In the first study of its kind, researchers from the New York-based Human Microbiology Institute have discovered the role certain bacteriophages may play in the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7th to June 11th in Atlanta, Georgia.

ASM Microbe 2018: Bacteriophages: Are They an Overlooked Driver of Parkinson’s Disease?

Bacteriophages: Are They an Overlooked Driver of Parkinson’s Disease?

Human Microbiology Institute research the first propose the concept of bacteriophages as human pathogens. In this study we discovered the effect of certain  bacteriophages on the microbiota of patients with Parkinson’s disease  (PD) that might contribute to the onset of this pathology

 Research Will Be Presented at American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2018

 

 

HMI’ bacteriophage research is in the Top 100 Scientific Reports Microbiology papers in 2017

HMI’ bacteriophage research is in the Top 100 Scientific Reports Microbiology papers in 2017

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 18, 2018 /  Bacteriophages as potential new mammalian pathogens’ has been selected as one of the top 100 read microbiology papers for Scientific Reports in 2017*, New York based HumanMicrobiology Institute (HMI) announced today. 

Interview: Is Alzheimer’s caused by bacteriophages?

Interview: Is Alzheimer’s caused by bacteriophages? SPECIAL

BY TIM SANDLE      NOV 9, 2017 IN SCIENCE
New York – Scientists have reported on a breakthrough that may change conventional understanding of causes for many diseases like Alzheimer’s. This relates to viruses called bacteriophages. To find out more we spoke with Dr. George Tetz.Dr. George Tetz has led a research team that has recently presented important datathat could change the conventional medical understanding of causes for many diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease, together with other neurodegenerative diseases. This is that neurodegenerative diseases can be caused by bacteriophages. These are viruses that infect and replicate within bacteria. In the context of the new research, this is with the gut microbiota of humans and other mammals.  Dr. Tetz is involved with the Human Microbiology Institute, which is based in New York. To find out more, Digital Journal spoke with the researcher about the last findings and their implication

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NY Scientists First to Link Neurodegenerative Diseases and Bacterial Viruses

NY Scientists First to Link Neurodegenerative Diseases and Bacterial Viruses

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 17, 2017 / Alzheimer’s and many other neurodegenerative diseases can be caused by bacteriophages – viruses that infect and replicate within gut microbiota of humans and other mammals, New York based HumanMicrobiology Institute (HMI) announced today. The groundbreaking research findings were reported during an Oral Presentation at the American Society for Microbiology’s gathering at the University of Connecticut. The research project was done in collaboration with NYU scientists and results were recently published in highly reputable Nature’s Scientific Reports.

Human Microbiology Institute: Bacteriophages May Cause Neurodegenerative Diseases

Viruses Called Bacteriophages Affect Bacteria in Mammal Gut Environment and May Cause Human Diseases, a Study from Human Microbiology Institute Reveals

NEW YORK, NY, July 12, 2017 — Viruses called bacteriophages affect bacteria that populate mammal gut environment and may cause human diseases, according to the Human Microbiology Institute (HMI). The revolutionary findings were revealed today during an oral presentation at the largest European microbiologist gathering, FEMS-2017 in Spain.

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