Immunology

Scientists solve mystery of immune cells in the liver

In a discovery that could aid malaria vaccine research, scientists led by The Australian National University (ANU) have tracked immune cells and discovered a key molecule that helps them to find and kill microbes that infect ...

Mar 20, 2017
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Mystery of memory cells answered through mouse study

When an infection attacks the body for the first time, T cells of the immune system help fight off that specific pathogen. After the infection has cleared, some of the T cells that fought the microbe transition into "memory" ...

Mar 13, 2017
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A breath of fresh air for severe asthma research

Ten to 15 percent of people with asthma have severe asthma, a form of the disease that is not controlled by current medications. Many of these patients are prescribed increased dosages of corticosteroids, but continue to ...

Mar 10, 2017
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Cell death in gut implicated in bowel disease

The natural life cycle of cells that line the intestine is critical to preserving stable conditions in the gut, according to new research led by a Weill Cornell Medicine investigator. The findings may lead to the development ...

Mar 01, 2017
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