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Why asbestos is so dangerous

The fact that asbestos causes cancer has been largely undisputed for nearly 50 years. Now, researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have discovered why the fibres cause such damage to the body. ...

Mar 08, 2018
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Minimising risks of transplants

A bone marrow transplant is often the only therapy available to save leukaemia patients, but the risk of complications is high. Despite the considerable time and effort of finding a suitable donor, nearly half of all patients ...

Feb 22, 2018
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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 ...

Dec 13, 2017
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Inhibition by an immunostimulator

The receptor CD27 found on the cell surface of certain types of immune cells is required for the production of so-called regulatory T cells in the thymus, that limit the development of atherosclerotic plaques.

Nov 13, 2017
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