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Brain regulatory T cells suppress astrogliosis and potentiate neurological recovery

In addition to maintaining immune tolerance, FOXP3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells perform specialized functions in tissue homeostasis and remodelling. However, the characteristics and functions of brain Tregcells are not well understood because there are a low number of Treg cells in the brain under normal conditions.


Researchers design new anti-influenza drugs

Researchers at LSTM and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body.


Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in teens, young adults

Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.


Transmission of amyloid-β protein pathology from cadaveric pituitary growth hormone

John Collinge from MRC Prion Unit at UCL, UCL Institute of Prion Diseases, London, UK and his colleagues previously reported the presence of amyloid-β protein (Aβ) deposits in individuals with Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) who had been treated during childhood with human cadaveric pituitary-derived growth hormone (c-hGH) contaminated with prions.


Coffee or tea? The answer might be in your genes

An article about gene might affect ones preference of coffee or tea, was published on The Guardian recently.Scientists say a genetic predisposition to perceiving the bitterness of particular substances appears to nudge us towards one beverage or the other.


Holidays′ pitfalls for those with food allergies

About 15 million people in the United States have one or more foodallergies."Its unfortunate that theres been such an uptick in food allergy diagnoses, but the good thing is people are talking about it and theres not as much stigma as there was previously," said Dr. Kara Wada, an allergy and immunology physician at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.


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