Brain Cells Fight Off West Nile Virus Infection With Specialized RIPK3 Signalling

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Brain cells use RIP3K to enhance signalling for immune cells, rather than signalling necroptosis, as seen in other tissues.

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Brain Uses Novel RIP3K Signalling to Fight-Off West Nile Virus

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Researchers describe their findings that RIP3K is neuroprotective upon West Nile virus infection

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Zika Virus Persists in Brain and Lymph Tissue for up to 72 Days

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Study using Rhesus monkeys describes how the Zika virus can hide from the body's immune system in brain and lymph tissue for up 72 days. And also describes the possible mechanism by which Zika causes microcephaly in gestating babies.

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New Microglia Stem Cell Protocol Optimized For High-Throughput Experiments

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New York Stem Cell Foundation scientists have developed a protocol for the robust development of microglia from stem cells. The new protocol is optimized for high-thoughput experiments.

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Royal Society of Chemistry Announce Prof. Andy Smith as Toxicology Award Winner

Royal Society of Chemistry Announce Prof. Andy Smith as Toxicology Award Winner

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Prof. Andy Smith of the MRC's Toxicology Department has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's Toxicology Award.

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Academic Redesigns FDA-Approved MabThera to Treat ALS
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Researchers have redesigned a portion of the FDA-apporved MabThera for better-targeted treatment of ALS.

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Liver Fluke Granulin Structural Fold Provides Wound Healing Opportunity
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Researchers can now mass produce wound-healing peptides isolated from the spit of the human parasitic liver fluke, a worm that causes liver cancer and kills 26,000 people in Thailand each year.

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Fine-tuning CRISPR to Create Popular Mouse Models
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Easi-CRISPR has the potential to revolutionize the speed at which mutant mouse models can be created

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