Ancient DNA in the genomes of modern humans influences a range of physiological traits.
February 1, 2016|
How plants fight off pathogens
March 2, 2013|
The method to the dengue virus's maddening infectiousness.
February 1, 2013|
Some of these insidious viruses expertly subvert the host immune system, allowing their unhindered proliferation.
December 12, 2012|
Fat cells behave differently in obese individuals, causing inflammation and insulin resitance.
December 6, 2012|
Adipose tissue plays an immune role in individuals of normal wieght.
July 1, 2012|
Present in every tissue of the body, ubiquitin appears to be involved in a dizzying array of functions, from cell cycle and division to organelle and ribosome biogenesis, as well as the response to viral infection. The protein plays at least two role
March 1, 2012|
A lot changes in a child’s body over the course of development, and not all changes occur linearly: gene expression can fluctuate, and organs can perform different functions on the way to their final purpose in the body. Here are some of the key deve
January 1, 2012|
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.
September 1, 2011|
The initiating cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown. However, from our studies it’s clear that many types of neuronal damage—from traumatic brain injury, to epilepsy, infection, or genetic predisposition—can activate brain immune cells—microglia and astrocytes-- promoting them to produce IL-1 and S100 inflammatory cytokines.