Sep 18 - Neural stem cells - master cells that can develop into any type of nerve cell - are able to generate mini "first aid kits" and transfer them to immune cells, according to a study published today. It represents a significant advance in understanding the many levels of interaction between stem cells and the immune system, and a new molecular mechanism to explain how stem-cell therapy works.
Medicine Sep 18

Vaccines against Salmonella that use a live, but weakened, form of the bacteria are more effective than those that use only dead fragments because of the particular way in which they stimulate the immune system, according to research from the University of Cambridge published today.

Life Sciences Sep 17

Buffers that guard against damage to the ends of chromosomes could hold the key to a better understanding of malignant melanoma, according to new research from the University of Leeds.

Life Sciences Sep 17

This species of Brazilian shrub is in the top 10 'hit list' species of plants for the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership to collect.

Medicine Sep 17
Medicine

Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists from UCL, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Bristol  to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.

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