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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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Humans Picked Up Ancestral Immunity

By | August 25, 2011

Modern immune systems harbor signs of interbreeding with ancient hominins.

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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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DNA Sent to the Cloud

By | July 27, 2011

Cloud computing could change the game for the business of DNA-sequencing.

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Longevity Paper Retracted

By | July 21, 2011

A study that identified several genes linked to extremely long life has been retracted due to technical errors in the sequencing chips used.

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WHO Says No to TB Blood Tests

By | July 19, 2011

For the first time, WHO warns against the use of a diagnostic method.

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