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How the injured brain tells the body it's hurt

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How the injured brain tells the body it's hurt
Researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic infection, stroke or trauma in humans.
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Immune cells unexpectedly help the heart keep its beat

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Immune cells unexpectedly help the heart keep its beat
A surprising new study suggests they are also essential for the heart to beat normally. That could make macrophages prime targets for treating conditions like arrhythmias, in which the heart beats erratically.
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| Categories: | Tags: Heart, cardiovascular system, immune system, immunity, electrostimulation | Comments: (1) | View Count: (785)
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Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancer

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Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancer
A new study describes new method to transform immune cells, while inside the body, into leukemia-fighting powerhouses.
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| Categories: | Tags: Cancer, oncology, immunity, immune system, nanoparticles, T-cells, genetics, genetic engineering, genome modification | Comments: (0) | View Count: (626)
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Microbiome: Puppy power

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Microbiome: Puppy power
Once anathema, it now seems that a 'dirty' environment can enrich a baby's microbiome and lessen her or his likelihood of developing everything from obesity to asthma. Again, it seems that we can rely on man's best friend to help us out.
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