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Structure and key features of critical immune-surveillance protein in humans
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have defined the structure and key features of a human immune-surveillance protein that guards against cancer and bacterial and viral infections. The identification of two human-specific variations... 3 days
Scientists identify structural and functional differences in human immune-surveillance protein
NEWS MEDICAL The human body is built for survival. Each one of its cells is closely guarded by a set of immune proteins armed with nearly foolproof radars that detect... 2 days
Scientists ID protein exploited by virus ravaging West Africa
SCIENCE DAILY New research has uncovered a protein enabling the replication of arenaviruses, pathogens now widespread in West Africa that are carried by rodents and can infect humans with lethal fevers. The... 2 days
Researchers decipher key component behind rising epidemic of pathogens in West Africa
NEWS MEDICAL A research team from several institutions being led by the University of California San Diego has deciphered a key component behind a rising epidemic... 3 days
Science News » Understanding Critical Components of the Brain’s Stress Circuitry
NIMH A new study has revealed more about the organization and function of a brain structure—the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus—that may serve a key role in... 6 days
Mutation and 3D modeling reveal new structure to cell division process
SCIENCE DAILY The structure of cohesin, a cell division protein, could be much different than expected, a new study shows. 2 weeks
Sleeping sickness parasites camouflage themselves with sugar
PHYS.ORG It has long been known that the pathogens causing sleeping sickness evade the immune system by exchanging their surface proteins. But now scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have found an additional... 5 days
Immune discovery should help develop improved vaccines for infants and newborns
SCIENCE DAILY Specific immune danger signals are highly efficient in triggering immune responses in infants and newborns, whose immune systems function very differently to those of adults. The... 5 days
Scientists sequence and analyze genomes of Candida albicans
NEWS MEDICAL Candida albicans is one of the most formidable fungal species, causing infection in humans. Investigating the structure and reproduction methods of pathogenic populations can help us to understand how they emerge and... 5 days
Preventative HIV vaccines induce robust, comparable immune responses in humans and monkeys
NEWS MEDICAL More than three decades after the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus, scientists are still working to develop a preventative vaccine that could finally... 6 days
Critical Immunity-Related Gene Identified
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, has identified an ancient gene that plays a key role in regulating the human... 2 weeks
Hi-res image of structure of the origin recognition complex bound to DNA revealed
PHYS.ORG Cells propagate by making copies of themselves via genome replication. Arguably, replication of DNA is the most fundamental and conserved mechanism of... 1 week
Step towards an HIV/AIDS vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL There has been a four decades long challenge to develop a vaccine against the deadly HIV virus that causes AIDS. Last Saturday the research bore fruit when a team of scientists announced that a trial drug has shown... 6 days
Study: Cytomegalovirus Infection May Enhance Immune System
SCI-NEWS.COM In search of a way to rejuvenate the immune system of older adults, a team of scientists from the University of Arizona... 2 weeks
Scientists develop unique play structure for rehabilitation of post-stroke patients
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with neurophysiologists from Sechenov Institute of evolutionary physiology and biochemistry formed the innovative startup iBrain have... 1 week
Study finds low developmental screening and surveillance rates in the U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL Only about one-third of young children in the U.S. receive recommended screenings or surveillance designed to catch developmental delays. 4 days
How HIV is shielded from immune attack
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hijacks a small molecule from the host cell to protect itself from being destroyed by the host's immune system. 5 days
[Research Articles] TORC1 inhibition enhances immune function and reduces infections in the elderly
Science Magazine Inhibition of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) protein kinase extends life span and ameliorates aging-related pathologies including declining immune function in... 4 days
Researchers discover gene that plays role in regulating body's immune response to infection
NEWS MEDICAL Australia's national science agency CSIRO has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body's immune response to... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Glue-like protein may be key to drug-resistant breast cancer
MNT A Ph.D. student may have uncovered the reason why some breast cancers become drug-resistant. The answer may lie in a glue-like protein called fibronectin. 6 days
Type 2 immunity: Expanding our view
Science Magazine The classical vision of type 2 immune reactions is that they are characterized by a distinct cellular and cytokine repertoire that is critical for host resistance against helminthic worm infections but, when dysregulated, may cause atopic... 1 week
The mechanisms of genetic diversification in Candida albicans
PHYS.ORG Candida albicans is one of the most formidable fungal species infecting humans. Investigating the structure and reproduction methods of pathogenic populations can reveal how they emerge and spread. A team of scientists... 5 days
Researchers discover critical link in mapping recurrent mutations of melanoma
NEWS MEDICAL A critical link in mapping recurrent mutations of melanoma -- the most serious form of skin cancer in humans -- has been discovered by researchers at Washington State... 1 week
Gene discovery unlocks mysteries to our immunity
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body's immune response to infection and disease. 2 weeks
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PHYS.ORG Pigments and the fine structure of butterfly wing scales work together to generate a mosaic of colors and patterns that help the... 2 weeks
Can we get the immune system to tolerate organ transplants?
SCIENCE DAILY Currently, people receiving organ transplants must take drugs to suppress the inflammatory immune response that leads to rejection. Even so, almost all recipients eventually lose their transplant. A... 6 days
A chaperonin protein, GroEL, has a more complex mechanism than was thought before
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have studied molecular interactions in the chaperonin protein GroEL. GroEL is alternately bound and unbound by a co-chaperonin, GroES. Against expectations,... 5 days
Humans need not apply
PHYS.ORG Will automation, AI and robotics mean a jobless future, or will their productivity free us to innovate and explore? Is the impact of new technologies to be feared, or a chance to rethink the structure of our working lives and... 1 week
Medical News Today: The best foods for boosting your immune system
MNT A strong immune system helps a person stay healthy by fighting off bacteria and viruses. In this article, we look at foods that can help to... 5 days
Improved immunity against reinfections
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a connection between the body's memory cells and a unique protein in the body called purinergic receptor P2RX7, influencing the body's long-term immune system. 5 days
More than century-old riddle resolved—a blazar is a source of high-energy neutrinos
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Study: Airbnb benefits white neighborhoods; not so for black and Hispanic areas
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