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High fat diet increases inflammation in the mouse colon

(PhysOrg.com) -- In mice fed a diet high in fat and low in fiber, vitamin D and calcium -- the so-called Western diet -- expression of a series of genes collectively associated with immune and inflammatory responses was altered. ...

dateNov 12, 2009 in Health
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Defective protein is a double hit for ataxia

The neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 5 (SCA5) damages nerve cells in two ways. University of Minnesota researchers now report that the defective protein responsible for the disease cuts the number of ...

dateApr 05, 2010 in Medical research
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Antibodies attack immune proteins

Two studies published online on February 1 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine reveal that patients with a rare autoimmune disease produce antibodies that attack microbe-fighting immune proteins called cytokines. These ...

dateFeb 01, 2010 in Medical research
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Genes help worms decide where to dine

In the famous song by The Clash, "Should I Stay or Should I Go," the lyrics wrestle with one of the more complicated decisions people make -- whether to end a difficult love affair or try to make it work. We aren’t likely ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Hindering HIV-1-fighting immune cells

Immune proteins called HLA molecules help to activate killer T cell responses against pathogens. But according to a study that will be published online on December 14th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, one particular ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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