Ion channel linked to brain inflammation identified

Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified how a calcium channel in the nervous system contributes to brain inflammation, according to a study published in Nature Communications.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers discover a new mechanism of cancer immune defense

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg has gained new insights into how inflammatory mediators of pathogen defense can remotely drive cancer cells into death—an important ...


Uncovering the cause of brain injury after heart surgery

Researchers at The Florey are one step closer to finding new treatments to prevent brain injuries after using a heart-lung machine during heart surgery—a technique used to take over the workload of the heart and lungs, ...


Calcium channels regulate neuroinflammation and neuropathic pain

Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that specific calcium channels help regulate sex differences in the functioning of immune cells for neuroinflammation and overall neuropathic pain, according to findings ...

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