Immune recognition of self and non-self explored in new study

Unless you are an identical twin, you probably aren’t often mistaken for someone else. Likewise, our own sense of self as distinct from all other humans is deeply ingrained since…

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Investigational drug attacks synovial sarcoma, a rare type of tumor

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a way to attack synovial sarcoma — a rare tumor of soft tissues, such as ligaments and muscles…

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Percentage of SWOG trial participants on Medicaid grew significantly with ACA

Researchers from the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a clinical trials group funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), have found that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) expansion of Medicaid insurance…

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Lehigh University professor Dan M. Frangopol has co-authored two papers recognized with 2022 ASCE awards

Dan M. Frangopol, the inaugural Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University, is a co-author of two papers recently honored with awards from the…

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New UCI-led study finds that your genetic sex determines the way your muscle “talks” to other tissues in your body

Irvine, CA – May 31, 2022 – A new University of California, Irvine-led study identifies sex-specific circuits of muscle signaling to other tissues and that the organs and processes muscle…

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ORNL’s Sabau recognized by leading materials society

Adrian Sabau of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named an ASM International Fellow. Credit: Jason Richards/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy Adrian Sabau…

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The secret to a longer lifespan? Gene regulation holds a clue

Natural selection has produced mammals that age at dramatically different rates. Take, for example, naked mole rats and mice; the former can live up to 41 years, nearly ten times…

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New immunotherapeutic strategy against cancer by blocking adenosine A2B receptors

Researchers from the CiQUS of the USC have just published an article that opens up a new immunotherapeutic path against cancer. The international study, led by the Centre’s PI Eddy Sotelo and Andreas Lundqvist from Karolinska Institutet(link…

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UCLA study finds strategy to degrade a key cancer cell-surface protein to invigorate immune attack on tumors

LOS ANGELES — One powerful way cancer cells defend against tumor-killing immune cells is to load up their cell surface with a protein known as PD-L1. Now a team of UCLA…

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Decoding how a protein on the move keeps cells healthy

Cells rely on a process known as RNA interference (RNAi) to control protein production. The centerpiece of that process is the protein Argonaute, which seeks out and destroys mRNA molecules….

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