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The Cytokine Cycle

By | 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.

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Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain

By | August 31, 2011

A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.

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Hiding Under a Cap

By | August 30, 2011

Editor's Choice in Immunology

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Opinion: The Water Deficit

By | August 23, 2011

Current farming practices draw too much of the world’s freshwater supplies to be sustainable. A change is needed to support growing agricultural demand.

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A Chronic Lyme Biomarker?

By | August 8, 2011

Researchers identify an antibody profile that may mark patients who suffer persistent symptoms of the tick-borne disease.

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Baruj Benacerraf Dies

By | August 3, 2011

The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.

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Top 7 in Immunology

By | August 2, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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Opinion: Food Security Needs Sound IP

By | July 20, 2011

To meet the agricultural demands of the growing population, appropriate technology transfer incentives are a must.

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image: Anti-GM Vandals Destroy Crops

Anti-GM Vandals Destroy Crops

By | July 19, 2011

German and Australian activists opposed to genetically modified foods ruined experimental test beds of maize, wheat, and potatoes.

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