Medical research

How stress affects bone marrow

Hematopoiesis can be affected by biological stresses, such as infection, inflammation and certain medications. In a new study, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identified a novel cell surface marker ...

Immunology

Tuberculosis vaccine strengthens immune system

A tuberculosis vaccine developed 100 years ago also makes vaccinated persons less susceptible to other infections. While this effect has been recognized for a long time, it is not known what causes it. Together with colleagues ...

Oncology & Cancer

New treatment target verification for myelodysplastic syndrome

A research group from Kumamoto University, Japan, analyzed the pathophysiology of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a blood cancer that presents often in the elderly, and found the presence of the transcription factor RUNX3, ...

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