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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 ...

May 03, 2010 4 / 5 (2) 0

Laminin builds the neuromuscular synapse

Like a plug and a socket, a nerve and a muscle fiber mesh at the neuromuscular junction. New work by Nishimune et al published in the Journal of Cell Biology reveals that an extracellular matrix protein called laminin shapes ...

Sep 15, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

Structure of a virulent pathogen revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Like high-profile politicians, pathogenic bacteria dispatch advance teams to make way for their arrival. But these bacterial agents don’t just secure a safe passage, as a Secret Service ...

Dec 04, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

FHL1 helps build muscle mass

Cowling et al. report how to build muscle mass with FHL1. The protein partners with and activates the transcription factor, NFATc1. Encouraging this partnership might provide a possible treatment for muscle ...

Dec 15, 2008 2.5 / 5 (2) 0