Key Found To Restoring 'Exhausted' HIV-Fighting Immune Cells
Researchers have identified a protein that causes loss of function in immune cells combatting HIV. The scientists report that the protein, Sprouty-2, is a promising target for future HIV drug development, since disabling it could help restore the cells’ ability to combat the virus.
Signal Found To Enhance Survival Of New Brain Cells
A specialized type of brain cell that tamps down stem cell activity ironically, perhaps, encourages the survival of the stem cells' progeny, Johns Hopkins researchers report.
Football-Shaped Particles Bolster The Body's Defense Against Cancer
Researchers at have succeeded in making flattened, football-shaped artificial particles that impersonate immune cells, and can teach other immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells in mice.
Stem Cells May Do Best With A Little Help From Their Friends
Like volunteers handing out cups of energy drinks to marathon runners, specially engineered “helper cells” transplanted along with stem cells can dole out growth factors to increase the stem cells’ endurance, at least briefly.
Researchers Uncover New Biological Target For Combating Parkinson’s Disease
Researchers have brought new clarity to the picture of what goes awry in the brain during Parkinson’s disease and identified a compound that eases the disease’s symptoms in mice.
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