Nature Immunology

Striking a balance: a mechanism to control autoimmunity

B cells are white blood cells that generate antibodies against an almost unlimited number of pathogens, a capacity that is vital for any higher organism….

How protein islands form

The immune system protects humans from threats such as, for example, disease-causing bacteria, and cancer as well. Yet if the system malfunctions, it can…

Flipping the switch to stop tumor development

The mammalian immune system consists of millions of individual cells that are produced daily from precursor cells in the bone marrow. During their development,…

Researchers unravel the social network of immune cells

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – nowadays, good social networking and communication is more important than ever. The immune system also resembles a large social…

Important Regulator of Immune System Decoded

Our environment teems with microorganisms and viruses that are potentially harmful. The reason why we survive their daily attacks is the ability of the immune…

Scientists at Mainz University identify a new population of regulatory T-cells

When the mucosal surfaces in the lungs of healthy people come into contact with allergenic substances, so-called regulatory T cells also known as Treg cells,…

Always nicely in pairs and indistinguishable: Photons at the push of a button

Existing procedures to generate these, however, lead to results occurring more by chance in view of the number of photon pairs in one pulse. The consequences…

Solar-Induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Produces Electricity Directly from Biomass

Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of low-temperature fuel cell that directly converts biomass to electricity…

CU-Boulder stem cell research may point to new ways of mitigating muscle loss

According to CU-Boulder Professor Bradley Olwin, the loss of skeletal muscle mass and function as we age can lead to sarcopenia, a debilitating muscle-wasting…

Worldwide study finds that fertilizer destabilizes grasslands

Fertilizer could be too much of a good thing for the world's grasslands, according to study findings to be published online Feb. 16 by the journal Nature.The…

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