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2012-06-22 10:40:36

A study spearheaded by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist has tracked the trajectories of key immune cells in response to short-term stress and traced, in great detail, how hormones triggered by such stress enhance immune readiness.

2012-03-26 11:05:03

UCLA researchers pinpointed a new mechanism that potently activates T-cells, the group of white blood cells that play a major role in fighting infections.

2012-02-10 10:31:58

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most lethal form of breast cancer.

2012-02-02 22:41:13

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that certain cells circulating in human blood – so-called monocytes – are extremely sensitive to reactive oxygen species (ROS).

2012-01-31 09:45:38

A study of the cells that respond to crises in the blood system has yielded a few surprises, redrawing the ‘map’ of how blood cells are made in the body.

2011-12-13 12:17:46

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found an explanation for how the intestinal tract influences a key component of the immune system to prevent infection, offering a potential clue to the cause of autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

2011-11-10 18:32:51

Atherosclerosis, commonly referred to as "hardening of the arteries," is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

2011-10-11 12:13:17

An estimated 1.3 million people in the United States suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

2011-10-10 09:12:58

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers – along with collaborators from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals – have found a way to block, in an animal model, the damaging inflammation that contributes to many disease conditions.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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