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Plant Immunity

By Amanda B. Keener | February 1, 2016

How plants fight off pathogens

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A Complex Disorder

By Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, and Laura W. Bowers | November 1, 2015

Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.  

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Not Immune to Fat

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells

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Antibody-Dependent Enhanced (ADE) Immunity

By Beth Marie Mole | March 2, 2013

The method to the dengue virus's maddening infectiousness.

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Rhinoviruses Exposed

By Fred Adler | February 1, 2013

Some of these insidious viruses expertly subvert the host immune system, allowing their unhindered proliferation.

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Adipose Tissue Metabolism in the Obese

By Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | December 12, 2012

Fat cells behave differently in obese individuals, causing inflammation and insulin resitance.

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Normal Fat Tissue Metabolism

By Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | December 6, 2012

Adipose tissue plays an immune role in individuals of normal wieght.

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Ubiquitin Chains in Action

By Keith D. Wilkinson and David Fushman | 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

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Delivering New Genes

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2012

Gene therapies typically involve the introduction of genetic material into target cells to replace or supplement an existing, usually dysfunctional, gene. 

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How Drugs Interact with a Baby’s Parts

By Edyta Zielinska | 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

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