Health informatics

Seeing double: Using virtual twins to help personalize medicine

Digital twins—virtual doubles of things in the real world—was an idea born in 2002 as a way of looking at the lifespan of products, like space rockets and jet engines, enabling repairs remotely and helping to predict ...

Genetics

Killer T vs. memory: DNA isn't destiny for T cells

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have solved an immunology puzzle. A CD8+ T cell can have two functionally distinct daughter cells after it divides, despite the cells being genetically identical. The researchers ...

Immunology

Mitochondrial respiratory chain sustains inflammation

Northwestern Medicine investigators recently discovered that the mitochondrial respiratory chain—a series of protein complexes essential for a cellular respiration and energy production—is necessary for the activation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Advancing diagnostics for lupus nephritis

The nature of a typical clinical test for lupus nephritis (LN), an inflammation of the kidneys and a leading cause of mortality in lupus patients, is fraught with difficulty. The invasive renal biopsy can be painful and may ...

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