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2011-01-20 11:40:00

Researchers have for the first time mapped the complex choreography used by the immune system's T cells to recognize pathogens while avoiding attacks on the body's own cells.

2011-01-06 09:37:21

Women who have multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have the gene associated with MS than men with the disease, according to a new study.

2010-11-22 19:29:39

Since 1871, when Charles Darwin wrote The Descent of Man, it has been widely accepted that "Variability is the necessary basis for the action of selection."

2010-11-01 15:12:07

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have taken a less-is-more approach to designing effective drug treatments that are precisely tailored to disease-causing pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, and cancer cells, any of which can trigger the body's immune system defenses.

2010-10-14 13:58:29

UCLA scientists have discovered that exposing fetal neurons to higher than normal levels of a common immune protein leads to abnormal brain development in mice.

2010-07-28 14:17:00

Why does female infidelity occur so frequently throughout the animal kingdom?

2010-07-13 15:19:48

Researchers with the National Institutes of Health have found susceptibility to Behcet's disease, a painful, inflammatory condition, to be associated with genes involved in the body's immune response.

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2010-03-31 14:27:54

T cell receptors are among the most important molecules in the immune system because of their role in recognizing the antigens that signal such threats as viruses and cancer.

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2009-11-25 09:20:10

The world's largest species of monkey 'chooses' mates with genes that are different from their own to guarantee healthy and strong offspring, according to a new research study.

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2009-11-03 07:39:54

May lead to more effective, precisely targeted therapies for cancers and infections.


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