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New Insights into the Mechanism of Vaccine-Induced T Cell Immunity
New Insights into the Mechanism of Vaccine-Induced T Cell Immunity
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Aug 15, 2019
Though numerous vaccines induce and amplify T cells, a critical part of the body's adaptive immune system, there is still an information gap regarding what determines the magnitude, diversity, and persistence of that response
Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
University of North Carolina School of Medicine | Aug 14, 2019
UNC researchers led by Brian Conlon, PhD, discover how molecules called rhamnolipids could make common aminoglycoside antibiotics effective against the toughest Staph infections
Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Risk Mutation Identified
Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Risk Mutation Identified
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Aug 13, 2019
Scientists have found a rare, inherited gene mutation that raises the risk of pancreatic cancer and other malignancies
New Test Enhances Ability to Predict Risk of Developing Cervical Cancer in HPV-Positive Women
New Test Enhances Ability to Predict Risk of Developing Cervical Cancer in HPV-Positive Women
Elsevier | Aug 12, 2019
Two-fold test is capable of detecting and determining the type of human papillomavirus infection as well as the likelihood of progressing to cancer, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
Amyloid Is a Less Accurate Marker for Measuring Severity, Progression of Alzheimer's
Amyloid Is a Less Accurate Marker for Measuring Severity, Progression of Alzheimer's
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Aug 8, 2019
Researchers find fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET is a better indicator of cognitive performance when compared to PET scans that detect amyloid protein
Blood Clotting Proteins in Urine Discovered as Biomarkers of Lupus Nephritis
Blood Clotting Proteins in Urine Discovered as Biomarkers of Lupus Nephritis
University of Houston | Aug 7, 2019
Finding could lead to better clinical disease monitoring
Liquid Biopsy Chip Snares Circulating Tumor Cells in Blood Drops from Cancer Patients
Liquid Biopsy Chip Snares Circulating Tumor Cells in Blood Drops from Cancer Patients
Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Aug 6, 2019
WPI researcher's new liquid biopsy chip, made of carbon nanotubes, snares circulating cancer cells with far greater sensitivity and could make it possible to detect early-stage tumors, predict the course of a cancer, and monitor the effects of therapy
Super-Resolution Microscopy Sheds Light on How Dementia Protein Becomes Dysfunctional
Super-Resolution Microscopy Sheds Light on How Dementia Protein Becomes Dysfunctional
University of Queensland | Aug 5, 2019
Researchers found a protein, Tau, involved in Alzheimer's disease affects the organization of the signaling protein Fyn, which plays a critical role in memory formation
New Blood Test Can Detect Rejection by Antibodies after Kidney Transplant
New Blood Test Can Detect Rejection by Antibodies after Kidney Transplant
KU Leuven | Aug 2, 2019
KU Leuven kidney specialists develop non-invasive biomarker for detection rejection
Lung Cell Patches Its Own DNA on the Fly to Survive Influenza
Lung Cell Patches Its Own DNA on the Fly to Survive Influenza
Duke University | Aug 1, 2019
Resilient cells make lung less hospitable to viruses, but may be double-edged sword