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Latest Immune receptor Stories

2013-05-01 12:34:12

A properly functioning immune system is a lesson in balance, providing protection against disease without attacking healthy tissue.

2012-03-14 20:48:18

In a healthy immune system, invading pathogens trigger a cascade of alerts and responses to fight off the infection.

2011-10-21 13:47:10

Exceptional cognitive and physical function in old age leaves a tell-tale immunologic fingerprint, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Likewise, older adults who have mild impairments bear a distinct immunologic pattern, too.

2011-04-29 15:52:28

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have discovered how a molecular receptor on the surface of white blood cells identifies when invading fungi have established direct contact with the cell surface and pose an infectious threat.

2010-11-05 15:50:03

Although human and chimpanzee immune systems have many identical components, this is not the case for the family of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) controlling white blood cells known as natural killer (NK) cells.

2009-11-20 14:32:50

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have uncovered the genetic identity of a cellular receptor for the immune system's first-response antibody, a discovery that sheds new light on infection control and immune disorders.

2009-06-29 09:55:27

It has been known for a long time that T cells can attack the body's own structures and, if they infiltrate the CNS, cause diseases such as multiple sclerosis

2009-06-01 10:25:00

It turns out that from the perspective of cell biology, Nietzsche may have been right after all: that which does not kill us does make us stronger.

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2009-04-21 08:10:00

New study in the FASEB Journal shows that our brains make proteins that act directly on the marijuana receptors in our head.

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2008-10-28 10:05:00

Dutch researcher Joost Wiersinga from AMC Medical Centre in Amsterdam has unravelled a genetic defence mechanism against the lethal bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.