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Ancient Immune Cells In Lampreys Similar To Ours, But More Complex
2013-08-13 08:06:38

When biologists study lampreys, they are able to envision the evolutionary past because these jawless specimens represent an early offshoot to the evolutionary tree, before sharks and fish.

2013-08-12 14:16:37

The growth of deadly plaque inside the walls of arteries may not happen as scientists believed.

2013-08-12 11:28:38

New insights into the development of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques could lead to better treatment or prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

2013-07-23 12:12:08

Researchers have uncovered a signal that prevents the immune system from spinning out of control.

2013-07-17 11:07:59

Scientists at A*STAR’s Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered a new class of white blood cells in human lung and gut tissues that play a critical role as the first line of defense against harmful fungal and bacterial infections.

2013-07-10 19:27:25

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report the identification of a new cellular source for an important disease-fighting protein used in the body's earliest response to infection.

2013-06-20 23:11:06

Advances in emergency medicine and trauma surgery have had a significant impact on survival of patients in the days immediately after major injuries, including burns.

Sturdier Immune System May Explain Why Women Live Longer
2013-05-16 09:14:05

Women's immune systems age more slowly than men's, which may contribute to their longer average lifespans, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Immunity & Ageing.

2013-04-22 14:15:38

UC San Francisco scientists have discovered that muscle repair requires the action of two types of cells better known for causing inflammation and forming fat.

Portable Counter For White Blood Cells Being Developed
2013-03-26 10:25:03

Currently, most white blood cell counts are performed with large-scale equipment in central clinical laboratories. But now engineers have developed a portable device to count white blood cells that needs less than a pinprick's worth of blood and takes just minutes to run.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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