Immunology

Stopping intestinal bacteria in their tracks

The intestine harbors the greatest number of immune cells in our body. Since the intestine is constantly exposed to various antigens like bacteria and food, appropriate induction of gut immune cells plays a pivotal role in ...

Neuroscience

Video: Human brain scan

This colorful brain scan is a 3-D model created by tractography, which uses data collected with diffusion weighted MRI to map the brain's white matter. Each line represents a bundle of nerve fibers wrapped in a myelin sheaths, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool shows main highways of disease development

As people get older, they often jump from disease to disease and carry the burden of more chronic diseases at once. But is there a pattern in the way diseases follow each other? Over the past six years, Danish researchers ...

Neuroscience

Why monkeys choose to drink alone

Why do some people almost always drop $10 in the Salvation Army bucket and others routinely walk by? One answer may be found in an intricate and rhythmic neuronal dance between two specific brain regions, finds a new Yale ...

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