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Misfolded proteins clump together in a surprising place

Stowers researchers create new framework for protein aggregation under acute stress ...

Sugared Soda Consumption, Cell Aging Associated in New Study

UCSF Scientists Find Shorter Telomeres in Immune Cells of Soda Drinkers ...

Cell-Squeezing Filaments Act as Scaffolds for Machinery That Divides Cells

Madison, Wisconsin - It sounds like a scene from “The Sopranos,” but a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has discovered how an important protein in the body forms a garrote that helps separate “daughter” cells from the parent in cell division. ... Full story

Human Cancer Prognosis Is Related to Newly Identified Immune Cell

A Rare Population of Tumor-Associated “Good” Cells Slows Cancer ... Full story

Scripps Research Institute Scientists Identify Trigger for Crucial Immune System Cell

LA JOLLA, CA— Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified the long-sought activating molecules for a rare but crucial subset of immune system cells that help rally other white blood cells to fight infection. ... Full story

Pattern Recognition Receptors May Be Potent New Drug Targets for Immune-Mediated Diseases

New Rochelle, NY —Chronic inflammation caused by activation of the human immune system contributes to a large and rapidly growing list of diseases including some cancers, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, and autoimmune diseases. ... Full story

Immune Cells May Help Treat Muscular Dystrophy, UCSF-Led Team Finds

Treg Cells in Mouse Model of Disease Promote Healing and Reduce Inflammation ... Full story

Researchers suggest Ebola virus may be creating its own immunity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The spread of Ebola in West Africa reveals two truths: The disease is swift, and it is devastating. Amid the chaos of deadly outbreak, researchers say another truth may exist: The disease might be quietly inoculating a significant portion of the population who are exposed to the virus but never succumb to it or show symptoms of being infected. ... Full story

Moderate Levels of ‘Free Radicals’ Found Beneficial to Healing Wounds

Long assumed to be destructive to tissues and cells, “free radicals” generated by the cell’s mitochondria—the energy producing structures in the cell—are actually beneficial to healing wounds. ... Full story

Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

NIH-Funded Study Suggests New Approach Is Safe ... Full story

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