Nature Communications

Dying cells trigger immunity

The immune system produces various types of immune cells—some are pre-programmed to target pathogens that the immune system has previously encountered, while others are 'naive' and retain the ability to ...

May 30, 2014
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A genetic analysis of skin development

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers report the first comprehensive analysis of genes that affect a single tissue. Genes don't act in isolation and it is only by studying the effects of many genes that scientists ...

May 20, 2014
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Silencers refine sound localization

A new study by LMU researchers shows that sound localization involves a complex interplay between excitatory and inhibitory signals. Pinpointing of sound sources in space would be impossible without the tuning ...

May 20, 2014
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Phase contrast improves mammography

Phase contrast X-ray imaging has enabled researchers at ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the Kantonsspital Baden to perform mammographic imaging that allows greater precision in the assessment ...

May 15, 2014
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