Our onboard computer, the brain, is a sterile environment separated from the immune system by the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Consequently, this is why the brain has its own resident immune … Continue Reading New role for white blood cells in the developing brain.
Cholera is a contagion that causes chronic diarrhea brought on through the intake of food or water contaminated with the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. Cholera affects roughly 4 million people per … Continue Reading Gut microbiota regulates resistance to cholera.
A newly discovered memory in our bones: Blood stem cells boost immunity by keeping a record of previous infections.
Stem cells contained within the human body can differentiate into many different types of cells, in some cases regenerating or repairing tissue. Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), commonly known as blood … Continue Reading A newly discovered memory in our bones: Blood stem cells boost immunity by keeping a record of previous infections.
A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital, perhaps needing ventilators to breathe, even while their family and friends … Continue Reading Epigenetic mutation helps explain why, in rare cases, flu can kill.
Fundamental research by Wayne State University is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart diseases.
Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), are one step closer to … Continue Reading Fundamental research by Wayne State University is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart diseases.