Arthritis & Rheumatism

Discovery of molecular pathway through which stress affects lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that affects all the organ systems of the body. This chronic disease includes periods of illness, called flare ups, and periods of remission, when symptoms are few. ...

Neuroscience

Neurons specialized in encoding sound emerge before birth

Distinct neuron types in the auditory organ are necessary for encoding different features of sound and relaying them to the brain. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet provide evidence of an early, neuronal activity-independent, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Single-cell analysis reveals clues about promising cancer therapy

A type of cancer treatment known as CAR T therapy has shown great promise for blood cancer treatments in the last decade, but too often, patients relapse within a short time. Now, a team of researchers has uncovered some ...

Neuroscience

Study finds how the brain controls symptoms of sickness

When someone gets an infection, most people think it's the immune system kicking into gear when they feel some of the body's natural defenses like a fever, chills, or fatigue. What most people don't know is that it's actually ...

Genetics

Researchers ID gene critical to human immune response

Cedars-Sinai investigators have identified a gene that plays an essential role in the innate human immune system. The gene, NLRP11, helps activate the inflammatory response that tells the body's white blood cells to go on ...

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