Misguided killer T cells may be the missing link in sustained tissue damage in the brains and spines of people with multiple sclerosis, research in immunologist Joan Goverman’s lab suggests.
The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that its member medical schools and teaching hospitals had a combined economic impact of more than $587 billion in the United States in 2011
Traumatic head injury is the leading cause of acquired epilepsy in young adults, and at present there is no treatment to prevent or cure it.
Discoveries reported today help explain how the stealthy agent of Black Death avoids tripping a self-destruct mechanism inside germ-destroying cells.
These principles could allow scientists to custom-make, rather than re-purpose, protein molecules for vaccines, drugs, and industrial and environmental uses.
The spectrum of human genetic diversity today is vastly different than what it was only 200 to 400 generations ago.
Studying the molecular basis of progressive muscle weakness may lead to therapies to prevent or reduce symptoms.
The approach could lead to cell therapy treatments for some of the blood-forming disorders that accompany the common genetic condition.
The Stanford University faculty member will talk about a group of cell membrane receptors that are crucial for emotion, behavior, memory, vision, motion and many other activities. About 40 percent of medications act via these receptors.
Findings suggest new ways to study controls of early human development, causes of birth defects, and regeneration of damaged tissue.