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Malaria’s Key to the Liver Uncovered


Scientists uncover a port of liver entry for malaria parasites, and if these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of disease.
22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Lingering Lymphocytes Lash Out Against Leishmania


Immune cells that hang around after parasitic skin infection help ward off secondary attack. These skin squatters may prove to be the key to successful anti-parasite vaccines.
22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Stopping Malaria in Its Tracks


A new drug acts as a roadblock for malaria, curing mice of established infection, according to researchers. Treatment was not associated with obvious side effects, suggesting that the drug may also be safe and effective in humans.
14-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Immune Cell Journey Has Bloody Consequences


Immune cells that creep across blood vessels trigger potentially fatal bleeding in platelet-deficient mice, according to a new report. If the same is true in humans, blocking the passage of these cells could prevent dangerous complications in...
7-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Schwann Cells “Dine in” to Clear Myelin From Injured Nerves


Researchers reveal how cells in the peripheral nervous system degrade myelin after nerve injury, a process that fails to occur in the central nervous system. The results could provide new targets for manipulating demyelination in injury and disease.
24-Jun-2015 11:45 AM EDT

A Microtubule “Roadway” in the Retina Helps Provide Energy for Vision


Researchers have discovered a thick band of microtubules in certain neurons in the retina that they believe acts as a transport road for mitochondria that help provide energy required for visual processing.
24-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

The Rockefeller University Press Welcomes Susan King as Executive Director


The Rockefeller University Press (RUP) is pleased to announce that Susan King has joined the Press as Executive Director. King will oversee the editorial and business operations for RUP, publisher of The Journal of Experimental Medicine,...
2-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Malarial Parasites Dodge the Kill


Scientists have uncovered a potential mode of parasite drug resistance in malaria infection, opening new opportunities for the design of anti-malarial drugs.
30-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

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