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You Just Flushed Something Valuable Down the Toilet
You Just Flushed Something Valuable Down the Toilet
News   Nov 14, 2018

The first reported use of photosynthetic microbes in a battery-like 'bioelectrochemical system' shows that purple bacteria could turn wastewater treatment plants into zero-carbon fuel generators.

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Non-circulating T Cells Vital for Protection against Salmonella
Non-circulating T Cells Vital for Protection against Salmonella
News   Nov 14, 2018

Noncirculating T cells are relatively unknown, but appear to be a vital component of immunity to Salmonella infection — and should be the focus of vaccine strategies.

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How Parasites Dice with Death
How Parasites Dice with Death
News   Nov 14, 2018

Resistance to anti-parasitics is a major problem for cattle populations, now researchers are revealing how they do it.

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Should You Eat a Low-gluten Diet?
Should You Eat a Low-gluten Diet?
News   Nov 14, 2018

When healthy people eat a reduced-gluten and fiber-rich diet they experience less intestinal discomfort and bloating but this is more likely due to a change in composition of dietary fibers than gluten itself.

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Immune Cells Double-check to Determine if Cells are Cancerous
Immune Cells Double-check to Determine if Cells are Cancerous
News   Nov 13, 2018

Gamma Delta T cells possess a unique two-pronged device, allowing them to double-check whether the body's cells are healthy or dangerous before deciding whether to kill them.

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Inhaled Bacteria Thwarted by Exosome-mediated Immune Surveillance
Inhaled Bacteria Thwarted by Exosome-mediated Immune Surveillance
News   Nov 13, 2018

What happens when cells at the front of your nose detect bacteria?

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The Role of Oligodendrocytes in MS
The Role of Oligodendrocytes in MS
News   Nov 13, 2018

Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), shows that they might have a significant role in the development of the disease. The discovery can lead to new therapies targeted at other areas than just the immune system.

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Obesity and Cancer: ‘Fat-clogged’ Immune Cells Fail to Fight Tumors
Obesity and Cancer: ‘Fat-clogged’ Immune Cells Fail to Fight Tumors
News   Nov 12, 2018

Researchers have gained a new understanding of the link between obesity and cancer. In the presence of excess fat, the immune surveillance system fails due to an obesity-fueled lipid accumulation in natural killer (NK) cells, preventing their cellular metabolism and trafficking.

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Small Populations of Normal Cells Affect Immunity in Patients with XLP1
Small Populations of Normal Cells Affect Immunity in Patients with XLP1
News   Nov 12, 2018

In some patients, somatic reversion of SLAM-associated protein expression in T cells leads to a mild form of X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome type 1.

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Promising Marker for Immune Invasion and Immunotherapy Failure
Promising Marker for Immune Invasion and Immunotherapy Failure
News   Nov 12, 2018

An extracellular matrix gene signature has been identified which is associated with response to immunotherapy, and provides a hypothesis about why some people don't respond.

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