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Development of gut microbes and gut immunity linked

The findings could help researchers understand malnutrition and inflammatory immune disorders. By Julia Evangelou Strait ...

Harnessing the 'Natural Killer' within us to fight cancer

Our bodies are constantly and successfully fighting off the development of cells that lead to tumours – but when there is disruption ...

You are what you eat: immune cells remember their first meal

Scientists at the University of Bristol have identified the trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response – a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases. ... Full story

Cell division and inflammatory disease link revealed

Live cell imaging allowed the team to measure how NF-kappaB (red) and cell cycle protein E2F-1 (green) changed over time inside cancer cells. ... Full story

Fine-tuning for intestinal immune cells

Researchers at the University of Bonn discover how an important immune response controller works ... Full story

Fighting hospital germs with sugar

A synthetic sugar-based molecule activates the immune system and could serve as a vaccine against C. difficile bacteria ... Full story

Monash researchers bringing hope to lupus patients

Researchers at Monash University are leading the world’s largest study to describe lupus patients and disease characteristics, bringing treat-to-target options for lupus a step closer. ... Full story

Intestinal worms boost immune system in a surprising way

While studying worm infections, EPFL scientists have discovered a surprising ability of the immune system. ... Full story

A Mediterranean style diet decreases levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein

Sticking to a Mediterranean style diet decreases the levels of the inflammatory marker called C-reative protein, linked to ageing, finds the EU funded project NU-AGE. At a recent conference in Brussels, researchers presented that a NU-AGE Mediterranean style diet, tested in the project, significantly decreased the levels of this protein which is one of the main inflammatory markers linked with the ageing process. ... Full story

Mapping a Cell’s Destiny

New Berkeley Lab Tool Speeds Discovery of Spatial Patterns in Gene Networks ... Full story

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