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2010-03-03 13:21:51

The signaling molecule CD95L, known as "death messenger," causes an inflammatory process in injured tissue after spinal cord injuries and prevents its healing.

2010-03-01 10:31:30

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that simvastatin negatively impacts the immune system's ability to clear infection and control inflammation in the presence of bacteria.

2010-02-16 07:53:58

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a mechanism used by the tuberculosis bacterium to evade the body's immune system and have identified a compound that blocks the bacterium's ability to survive in the host, which could lead to new drugs to treat tuberculosis.

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2009-12-11 09:17:44

Scientists have discovered a signaling pathway that tuberculosis bacteria use to coerce disease-fighting cells to switch allegiance and work on their behalf.

2009-10-22 08:06:59

The inflammatory response following a spinal cord injury appears to be set up to cause extra tissue damage instead of promoting healing, new research suggests.

2009-10-07 08:28:37

Researchers at MUHC/McGill uncover key role played by a molecule in the process of infection used by the parasite that causes leishmania.

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2009-09-22 09:46:23

For scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy, what seemed like a disappointing result turned out to be an important discovery.

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2009-07-08 09:40:00

Scientists use a new technique consisting of the induction of neuronal degeneration for intense light exposure in the mouse’s retina, an experimental model of retinitis pigmentosa

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2009-06-24 16:20:38

A compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to brain damage, researchers in India said. Study leader Debapriya Ghosh and Dr.

2009-04-28 11:23:10

For decades, microbiologists assumed that macrophages, immune cells that can engulf and poison bacteria and other pathogens, killed microbes by damaging their DNA. A new study from the University of Illinois disproves that.


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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.