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How damaging immune cells develop during tuberculosis

Insights into how harmful white blood cells form during tuberculosis infection point to novel targets for pharmacological interventions, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Valentina Guerrini and Maria Laura Gennaro of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and colleagues. Foam cells are a type of ... Read More »

Autism linked to egg cells’ difficulty creating large proteins

New work from Carnegie’s Ethan Greenblatt and Allan Spradling reveals that the genetic factors underlying fragile X syndrome, and potentially other autism-related disorders, stem from defects in the cell’s ability to create unusually large protein structures. Their findings are published in Science. Their work focuses on a gene called Fmr1. ... Read More »

This matrix delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles

A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won’t heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore damaged tissue, but doctors are unable to deliver them effectively. A new method may help change this. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology engineered a ... Read More »

Cancer cells deploy “drones” to battle immune system

The study, published in the journal Nature, shows that far for being just a lump of cells growing out of control, cancer cells participate in active combat with the immune system for their own survival. The small vesicles called exosomes circulating in the blood and armed with proteins called PD-L1 ... Read More »

Tea leaf extract can destroy cancer cells: Study

The study, published in the journal Applied Nano Materials, outlines a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. “Our research confirmed previous evidence that tea leaf extract can be a non-toxic alternative to making quantum dots using chemicals,” said Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu from Swansea University in the ... Read More »