Immunology

How the tuberculosis vaccine may protect against other diseases

The tuberculosis vaccine is well known to help protect against other infectious diseases, as well as cancer, but the exact mechanisms have not been clear. A study published December 6 in Cell Reports now shows that the broad-spectrum ...

Inflammatory disorders

Natural metabolite can suppress inflammation

An international group of scientists from the U.S., Canada, Germany and Russia has revealed a naturally occurring organic compound that can suppress the pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages. The compound, itaconate, is ...

Genetics

How diet influences our genes

What we eat can directly affect the genetic programs that regulate cellular function. A new EU project, coordinated by an LMU researcher, will explore how the products of metabolism intervene in gene regulation.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

The causes of premature ageing of neurons in Parkinson's patients

Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and partners in Constance, Munich and Bochum are studying the causes of premature ageing of neurons in Parkinson's patients ...

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