News tagged with blood cells

Macrophage nanosponges could keep sepsis in check

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed macrophage "nanosponges" that can safely absorb and remove molecules from the bloodstream that are known to trigger sepsis. These macrophage nanosponges, ...

dateJan 04, 2018 in Bio & Medicine
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Immune defense without collateral damage

Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have clarified the role of the enzyme MPO. In fighting infections, this enzyme, which gives pus its greenish color, produces a highly aggressive acid that can kill pathogens ...

dateJan 23, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Stem cells also rust

Oxygen in the air is well known to cause damaging rust on cars through a process known as oxidation. Similarly, a research group at Lund University in Sweden, has now identified that certain cells during embryonic development ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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New insights into bacterial toxins

A toxin produced by a bacterium that causes urinary tract infections is related to, yet different in key ways from, the toxin that causes whooping cough, according to new research. The findings, which will be published in ...

dateSep 05, 2017 in Biochemistry
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