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Gut Bacteria Tire Out T Cells

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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

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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

How Bacteria Battle Fluoride

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Two studies from Christopher Miller's lab at Brandeis University provide new insights into the mechanisms that allow bacteria to resist fluoride toxicity, information that could eventually help inform new strategies for treating harmful bacterial...
11-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

The Rockefeller University Press Partners with ReadCube to Widen Reach of Its Journals

Through the deep-Indexing of journals, ReadCube Discover makes RUP’s content more accessible and easier to find across ReadCube’s web, desktop, and mobile reading portals, plus search engines and recommendation feeds.
9-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

A Nucleotide Change Could Initiate Fragile X Syndrome

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Researchers reveal how the alteration of a single nucleotide—the basic building block of DNA—could initiate fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability.
27-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Deploying Exosomes to Win a Battle of the Sexes

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A study in JCB provides further detail into how male fruit flies deploy exosomes to alter the mating behavior of females. The findings also identify a signaling pathway that might play a role in human cancers of tissues that secrete exosomes, such...
20-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Club Cells Are “Bad Guys” During Flu Infection

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Reserachers show that a specialized subset of lung cells can shake flu infection, yet they remain stamped with an inflammatory gene signature that wreaks havoc in the lung.
13-Aug-2014 11:20 AM EDT

Sugary Bugs Subvert Antibodies

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Researchers reveal how a lung-damaging bacterium turns the body's antibody response in its favor.
6-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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