News tagged with cell function

BOLD view of white matter

The brain consists of gray matter, which contains the nerve cell bodies (neurons), and white matter, bundles of long nerve fibers (axons) that until recently were considered passive transmitters of signals between different ...

Jan 15, 2018
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Modulating immune responses

The protein Roquin plays a key role in the regulation of immune reactions. LMU researchers have now uncovered details of the mechanism by which it controls the function of regulatory T cells in the adaptive arm of the immune ...

Dec 13, 2017
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Lineage tracing in the gut

Scientists are finding that they can understand organ function (and dysfunction in the case of disease) better if they know where the cells that make up these organs came from.

Dec 01, 2017
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Can 'brown fat' really help with weight loss?

There have been hyped reports of late about "brown fat". Different from the fat we mostly have (white fat), brown fat is capable of burning more energy. So the theory goes: if we have more brown fat, we can lose weight. But ...

Nov 10, 2017
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