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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 ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Medical research
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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 ...

dateApr 26, 2010 in Medical research
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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.

dateApr 19, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

dateApr 12, 2010 in Cancer
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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 ...

dateMar 22, 2010 in Medical research
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