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What Causes Alzheimer’s?

By | September 1, 2011

Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.

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Oil Spills: Research and Protests

By | September 1, 2011

Millions are pumped into research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and high-profile arrests are made amid demonstrations fighting the construction of a new pipeline.

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Beyond Expectation

By | September 1, 2011

Philippa “Pippa” Marrack has made some unanticipated discoveries about how the immune system functions in health and disease.

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Piggyback Pathogen

By | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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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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Climategate documents released

By | August 26, 2011

Data and other files connected to the work of climatologist Michael Mann have been released to a conservative think tank that sued to gain access.

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NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules

By | August 25, 2011

America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.

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Protecting Government Whistleblowers

By | August 24, 2011

New draft policies for safeguarding government research from political influence—and protecting those who bring such misconduct to light—could be improved, according to advocacy groups.

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