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October 22, 2020

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New Anti-AB Vaccine Could Help Halt Alzheimer's Progression, Preclinical Study Finds

A preclinical study by neuroscientists indicates that an antigen-presenting dendritic vaccine with a specific antibody response to oligomeric A-beta ...

Bacterial Toxin With Healing Effect

A bacterial toxin promoting tissue healing has been discovered. The compound, found in Staphylococcus aureus, does not just damage cells, but also stimulates tissue ...

Technique to Recover Lost Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing Information

Researchers have greatly boosted the amount of information that can be obtained using Seq-Well, a technique for rapidly sequencing RNA from single cells. This advance should enable scientists to ...

Scientists Engineer Bacteria-Killing Molecules from Wasp Venom

Scientists have engineered powerful new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins found in wasp venom. The team hopes to develop the molecules into new bacteria-killing drugs, an important ...
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New Study Suggests Crucial Role for Lymphocytes in Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection

A retrospective study of 52 COVID-19 patients may help researchers better understand why not everyone show symptoms of the disease. The study's authors found that asymptomatic patients hosted ...

The Atomic Makeup of M. Pneumoniae's 'Nap' Structure Glides Into View

Using X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy, an international team of scientists unravel the atomic structure of the proteins P1 and P40/P90 which make up the 'Nap' structure - ...

STAT3 Identified as Important Factor in Emotional Reactivity

Researchers showed that STAT3 plays an important role in the serotonergic system as a molecular mediator for controlling emotional reactivity, thereby establishing a mechanistic link between the ...

Cancer-Killing T Cells 'Swarm' to Tumors, Attracting Others to the Fight

When immune system T cells find and recognise a target, they release chemicals to attract more T cells which then swarm to help subdue the threat, shows a new ...

Stopping Lethal Lung Damage from the Flu With a Natural Human Protein

The raging lung inflammation that can contribute to death from the flu can be stopped in its tracks by a drug derived from a naturally occurring human protein, a new animal study ...

The Making of Memory B Cells and Long-Term Immune Responses

Researchers have identified two factors necessary for the production of memory B cells, the cells of the immune system that allow fast responses to re-infection. Without expression of the protein ...

Immune Cell Activation in Severe COVID-19 Resembles Lupus

In severe cases of COVID-19, activation patterns of B cells resemble those seen in systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease. Emory researchers want to see how far that resemblance ...

The Choroid Plexus: A Conduit for Prenatal Inflammation?

New work offers an unprecedented real-time view of the choroid plexus in a mouse model, providing a glimpse of how disturbances of the mother's immune system during pregnancy disrupt the ...

Immune Evasion Strategy Used by Malaria-Causing Parasite

A team of researchers has found that the Plasmodium parasite, which transmits malaria to humans through infected mosquitos, triggers changes in human genes that alter the body's adaptive immune ...

New Model May Explain Rarity of Certain Malaria-Blocking Mutations

A new computational model suggests that certain mutations that block infection by the most dangerous species of malaria have not become widespread in people because of the parasite's effects on ...

Blocking Immune System Pathway May Stop COVID-19 Infection, Prevent Severe Organ Damage

While the world waits eagerly for a safe and effective vaccine to prevent infections from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Protective Antibodies Persist for Months in Survivors of Serious COVID-19 Infections

People who survive serious COVID-19 infections have long-lasting immune responses against the virus, according to a new study. The study also demonstrates that measuring antibodies can be an accurate ...

Hearts Harvested from Pigs May Soon Help Solve Chronic Shortages of These Donor Organs

An analysis discusses scientific breakthroughs that have overcome obstacles to cardiac ...

Taking the STING out of MND

Researchers are working towards a potential treatment to slow the progression of motor neuron disease (MND). The research team have uncovered how inflammation in MND is triggered. Pinpointing the ...

Vaccine Ingredients Could Be Hiding in Small Molecule Libraries

Scientists have found an ingredient that makes a vaccine more effective through an approach more often seen in materials science -- testing molecules that self-assemble into larger ...

Preliminary Results of Two Large Immune Therapy Studies Show Promise in Advanced Cervical Cancer

Preliminary results from two independent, phase II clinical trials investigating a new PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1)-based immune therapy for metastatic cervical cancer suggest potential new ...

A Small Switch With a Big Impact

Minor changes in immune cells can significantly affect the immune response, scientists have now discovered. Their findings could be relevant for stem cell ...

Biomedical Sciences Researchers Find New Way to Prevent and Cure Rotavirus, Other Viral Infections

A combination of two substances secreted by the immune system can cure and prevent rotavirus infection, as well as potentially treat other viral infections that target epithelial cells, which cover ...

Cells Sacrifice Themselves to Boost Immune Response to Viruses

Whether flu or coronavirus, it can take several days for the body to ramp up an effective response to a viral infection. New research describes how different cells in the immune system work together, ...

Autoimmune Disease: UM171 Saves Another Life

A recently developed UM171 molecule was used in a blood transplant by a medical team on a young man suffering from severe aplastic anemia, an autoimmune ...

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