News tagged with dying cells
(Medical Xpress)—In a surprise breakthrough, researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute and their colleagues have found that microglia remove healthy neural progenitor cells (NPCs) through phagocytosis to control neuron ...
Neuroscience Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Improving the accuracy of cancer diagnoses: New spectroscopy technique could help doctors better identify breast tumors
Tiny calcium deposits can be a telltale sign of breast cancer. However, in the majority of cases these microcalcifications signal a benign condition. A new diagnostic procedure developed at MIT and Case Western ...
Cancer Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Excessive immune reactions against the body's own skin cells can lead to painful and even chronic dermatitis. An international team of researchers at the MedUni Vienna, the MedUni Graz and the Salk Institute ...
Immunology Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The complement system is part of the innate immune system and is composed of about 40 different proteins that work together to defend the body against disease-causing microorganisms. The complement system ...
Immunology Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Zebrafish, popular as aquarium fish, now have an important place in research labs as a model organism for studying human diseases.
Genetics Jul 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Cells in normal tissue seem to have "personal space" issues. They know how much space they like, and if things get too tight, some cells are forced to leave.
Cancer Apr 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The discovery of how a vital immune cell recognises dead and damaged body cells could modernise vaccine technology by 'tricking' cells into launching an immune response, leading to next-generation vaccines that are more specific, ...
Immunology Apr 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Cedars-Sinai researchers have unlocked the mystery of how an inflammatory molecule is produced in the body, a discovery they say could lead to advances in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes and numerous ...
Immunology Mar 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
UC Davis scientists have uncovered a key suspect in the destructive inflammation that underlies heart disease and diabetes. The new research shows elevated levels of a receptor present on leucocytes of the innate immune response ...
Diabetes Feb 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In human coronary arteries, atherosclerotic plaques tend to spread downstream because of the changes in blood flow patterns the plaque causes, researchers have found.
Cardiology Nov 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Kansas State University's Sherry Fleming is investigating the factor that initiates the immune system's "drama queen": the one responsible for intestinal cell damage after hemorrhage.
Medical research Aug 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |