Health

How Do Immune Cells Get Activated?

Geneva, Switzerland — Chemokine receptors, located at the surface of many immune cells, play an important role in their function. Chemokines are small proteins that bind to these receptors and control...

New Model of Alzheimer’s Progression

Phoenix, AZ — Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by neurodegeneration in regions of the brain involved in memory and learning. Amyloid beta and tau are...

Hair Follicles Heal Blisters at Personal Cost

Hokkaido, Japan — A team of scientists has shown that the healing of skin blisters is driven by hair follicle stem cells, which delay their own development in the process. The healing process of...

Harmful Protein Waste in the Muscle

Bonn, Germany — An international team of researchers led by the University of Bonn (Germany) has identified the cause of a rare, severe muscle disease. According to these findings, a single spontaneously...

An Omega-3 that’s Poison for Tumours

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium — So-called “good fatty acids” are essential for human health and much sought after by those who try to eat healthily. Among the Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA or docosahexaenoic...

Meiosis: Mind the Gap

Wien, Austria — Scientists from the lab of Franz Klein from the Department of Chromosome Biology at the Max Perutz Labs, a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna,...

Rapamycin Changes the Way Our DNA is Stored

Munich, Germany — Our genetic material is stored in our cells in a specific way to make the meter-long DNA molecule fit into the tiny cell nucleus of each body cell. An international team of researchers...

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