Rockefeller University

T cell protein boosts learning

Stress, sickness and depression can generate inflammation in the brain, which is detrimental to learning. According to a new study that will appear online on May 3rd in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, T cells level ...

May 03, 2010
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Tackling blood stem cell heterogeneity

Distinct populations of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that preferentially generate specific types of blood cells can be identified based on abundance of a single surface protein, according to a study published online on ...

Apr 26, 2010
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New insight into Parkinson's disease

New research provides crucial insight into the pathogenic mechanisms of Parkinson's disease (PD), a prevalent neurodegenerative disorder. The study appears in the April 19 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology.

Apr 19, 2010
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Immune sensors suppress colitis-associated cancer

Particular components of inflammasomes -- protein complexes needed for generating immune responses to pathogens and cellular damage—lessen the severity of colitis and colitis-associated colon cancer in mice, according to ...

Apr 12, 2010
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TWEAK triggers atrophy of disused muscle

A new study in the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB) identifies a cytokine signaling pathway that induces the breakdown of disused skeletal muscle. Blocking this pathway could prevent immobilized patients from l ...

Mar 22, 2010
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Oscillations at odds in the heart

Researchers in Germany show that a classical biological oscillator, the glycolytic oscillator, may increase damage to the heart during acute loss of oxygen (anoxia), and as may occur during ischemia. The study appears online ...

Mar 15, 2010
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