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Viruses Spread their Net Through Adaptation
Viruses Spread their Net Through Adaptation
News   Aug 15, 2018

New research shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same.

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Placenta-on-a-chip 3D-printed in the Lab
Placenta-on-a-chip 3D-printed in the Lab
News   Aug 15, 2018

Artificial placenta-on-a-chip 3D-printed out of umbilical cord endothelial cells and human choriocarcinoma cells.

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Tiny Helpers that Clean Cells
Tiny Helpers that Clean Cells
News   Aug 15, 2018

New results show which proteins assist the natural recycling process in the body.

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Antibody can Block B Cells from Fighting HIV
Antibody can Block B Cells from Fighting HIV
News   Aug 14, 2018

In certain people living with HIV, the antibody IgG3 stops the immune system’s B cells from doing their normal job of fighting pathogens, potentially the body's way to curb damaging immune hyperactivity.

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Breast Cancers Enlist the Help of Normal Cells to Help Them Spread & Survive
Breast Cancers Enlist the Help of Normal Cells to Help Them Spread & Survive
News   Aug 14, 2018

Researchers have shown that triple negative breast tumours - which are the most aggressive and have the fewest treatment options - might one day be treated with a drug that cuts the 'phone lines' between normal cells and tumour cells.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Does Not Promote Stem Cell-Mediated Cartilage Repair
Platelet-Rich Plasma Does Not Promote Stem Cell-Mediated Cartilage Repair
News   Aug 14, 2018

Platelet-rich plasma reportedly improves pain relief and joint function, but it doesn't work the way we thought it did.

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Our Immune System Could Be at Fault in Glaucoma
Our Immune System Could Be at Fault in Glaucoma
News   Aug 13, 2018

A new study has found that glaucoma may in fact be an autoimmune disorder, with T cells responsible for the progressive retinal degeneration and retinal neuron attack.

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Restoring Protective Mechanisms in the Aging Kidney
Restoring Protective Mechanisms in the Aging Kidney
News   Aug 13, 2018

Russian researchers assess ways to restore protective mechanisms in the kidney that are lost with aging.

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Key Role for Extracellular Vesicles in Fibrosis Development Established
Key Role for Extracellular Vesicles in Fibrosis Development Established
News   Aug 13, 2018

Increased extracellular vesicle function and WNT5A signaling involved in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis pathogenesis.

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Key Role for Rare Lymphocyte in Inflammatory Arthritis
Key Role for Rare Lymphocyte in Inflammatory Arthritis
News   Aug 10, 2018

Immunologists have identified the key role of ILC2 during the onset of inflammatory arthritis which could open up new treatment approaches.

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