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Infection-Fighting B Cells Go with the Flow

Newly formed B cells take the easy way out when it comes to exiting the bone marrow, according to researchers at Yale University School of Medicine.
13-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Study Offers New Clue Into How Anesthesia Works


The activity of ion channel proteins that are important for cell-to-cell communication is markedly reduced during anesthesia, according to researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College.
13-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

How Brown Fat Fuels Up to Combat Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity


A newly identified signaling pathway that stimulates glucose uptake in brown fat cells might be useful for treating type 2 diabetes and obesity.
6-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

On the Throne with the Flu


Flu infection has long-ranging effects beyond the lung that can wreak havoc in the gut and cause gastrointestinal symptoms, according to researchers in China. The study suggests ways to relieve these symptoms without interfering with the body’s...
30-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Obesity a Liability in Cancer Immunotherapy


Packing on the pounds may lead to dangerous inflammation in response to anti-cancer treatment. A UC Davis study shows that overweight mice develop lethal inflammation in response to certain anti-cancer therapies, suggesting a possible link between...
23-Oct-2014 3:25 PM EDT

How Staph Infections Elude the Immune System


By tricking the immune system into generating antibodies specific for only one bacterial protein, Staphylococcus aureus dodges the production of antibodies that might otherwise protect against infection. Vaccine approaches must be designed...
22-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

The Rockefeller University Press Offers Free Access to Books


The Rockefeller University Press has expanded access to its book collection, with nearly 50 titles available for free download in multiple e-book formats at The collection dates back to 1959 and includes works by Nobel and...
22-Oct-2014 11:10 AM EDT

Over-Organizing Repair Cells Set the Stage for Fibrosis


The excessive activity of repair cells in the early stages of tissue recovery sets the stage for fibrosis by priming the activation of an important growth factor, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology.
17-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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