Diabetes

New function of a key component in the immune system discovered

The complement proteins that circulate in our blood are an important part of our immune system. They help identify bacteria, viruses and other harmful organisms, making it easier for our white blood cells to find and neutralise ...

Immunology

The role of monosodium urate crystals in gout

An attack of gout is said to be like your joint catching fire, and someone slamming it with a hammer to put out the flames. Now A*STAR researchers have identified how the build-up of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain's immune system triggers frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the second most common cause of dementia in people under 65, may be triggered by a defect in immune cells called microglia that causes them to consume the brain's synaptic connections, according ...

Medical research

Tackling liver injury

A new drug spurs liver regeneration after surgery, according to a paper published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Medical research

Sugary bugs subvert antibodies

A lung-damaging bacterium turns the body's antibody response in its favor, according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Genetics

Certain mutations affect kidney disease risk and prognosis

Certain gene mutations affect individuals' risk of developing a serious kidney condition, as well as their prognosis after being diagnosed with the disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal ...

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