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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 partic ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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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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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 ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in
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Protein found linking stress and depression

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stress, the ever-present threat to health and happy living, is tough on the brain. If the strain goes on too long, it can lead to debilitating psychological problems. Part of the reason, according to scientists ...

dateFeb 26, 2009 in Medical research
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