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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

Out-of-Step Cells Spur Muscle Fibrosis in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Like a marching band falling out of step, muscle cells fail to perform in unison in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Researchers reveal how this breakdown leads to the proliferation of stiff fibrotic tissue within muscles.
13-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

“JAKing” Up Blood Cancers, One Cell at a Time


A solitary cell containing a unique abnormality can result in certain types of blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), according to researchers in Switzerland. The results open new opportunities to examine single mutant cells and...
2-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

New Rules for Anticancer Vaccines


Scientists have found a way to find the proverbial needle in the cancer antigen haystack. The results have the potential to completely change current approaches to generating anticancer vaccines.
17-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Gut Bacteria Tire Out T Cells


Leaky intestines may cripple bacteria-fighting immune cells in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), a rare hereditary disease. The study may explain why these patients suffer from recurrent bacterial infections.
10-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

T-Bet Tackles Hepatitis


A single protein may tip the balance between ridding the body of a dangerous hepatitis virus and enduring life-long chronic infection, according to researchers in Germany.
10-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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