Immunology

Examining spleen volume and blood parameter correlations

The spleen is the biggest lymphatic organ in the body and its major roles are to create blood (hematopoiesis), to store blood, to filter the blood and to generate immunological responses. Radiological examination of the changes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria parasite's partiality for the spleen

The malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax may accumulate in the spleen soon after infection to a greater extent than its better-known relative P. falciparum, according to new research published by John Woodford of the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hidden malaria life cycle discovered in the spleen

Groundbreaking studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and PLOS Medicine have found large numbers of malaria parasites hiding in the human spleen where they actively multiply in a previously unrecognized ...

Medical research

Transforming spleens into liver-like organs in mice

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has developed a means for coaxing a mouse spleen into behaving like a liver—a possible alternative to transplantation. In their paper published in the ...

Neuroscience

Scientists discover a novel neuroimmune pathway

Research carried out collaboratively by Professors Qi Hai and Zhong Yi from Tsinghua University and Professor Hu Ji from the School of Life Science and Technology (SLST) of ShanghaiTech University was published in a Nature ...

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