Medical research

New strategy for mending broken hearts?

(PhysOrg.com) -- By mimicking the way embryonic stem cells develop into heart muscle in a lab, Duke University bioengineers believe they have taken an important first step toward growing a living "heart patch" to repair heart ...

Immunology

Regulating the MS-causing properties of Th17 cells

An international study group led by researchers from Osaka University identifies a protein regulator responsible for inducing the pathogenic properties of Th17 cells, leading to multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory autoimmune ...

Immunology

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 ...

HIV & AIDS

Developing a new vaccination strategy against AIDS

According to the WHO, there are currently more than 36 million people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and a further 2.4 million become infected every year. Despite treatment success against the virus, ...

Immunology

Researchers makes 'natural born killer' cell discovery

An unexpected role for a white blood cell called the Natural Killer (NK) cell - a critical cell for ridding the body of infection and cancer, has been discovered by researchers at New Zealand's University of Otago.

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