Medical research

Antibodies stabilize plaque in arteries

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilise the plaque that accumulates on the artery ...

Medical research

Found: The missing ingredient to grow blood vessels

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered an ingredient vital for proper blood vessel formation that explains why numerous promising treatments have failed. The discovery offers important ...

Medical research

Scientists map cell types in fetal kidney

Kidney failure is a serious issue because kidneys cannot regenerate themselves after injury. A possible solution consists of artificially growing healthy kidney tissue. To achieve that, scientists first need to understand ...

Medical research

Study reveals how blood cells help wounds heal scar-free

New insights on circumventing a key obstacle on the road to anti-scarring treatment have been published by Maksim Plikus, an associate professor in development and cell biology at the UCI School of Biological Sciences and ...

Genetics

Big data provides clues for characterizing immunity in Japanese

Although genes are distributed widely across chromosomes, many genes related to the immune system are clustered together on human chromosome 6 in a segment called the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region. The density ...

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