What protects killer immune cells from harming themselves?

White blood cells, which launch a harmful potion of proteins to eliminate malignant and virus-infected cells, are secured from any damage by the physical homes of their cell envelopes,... Read more »

Meet the molecule that helps stressed cells decide between life and death

IMAGE: Delegated right: Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Ph.D., a member of the St. Jude Department of Immunology, with postdoctoral fellows Parimal Samir, Ph.D. and Kesavardhana Sannula, Ph.D. The group has actually recognized... Read more »

Non-opioid drug relieves pain in mice, targets immune cells

IMAGE: In skin biopsies from the legs of healthy individuals (left) there are plentiful sensory nerve fibers (green) however couple of macrophages (red). Meanwhile, in biopsies from clients with... Read more »

Canakinumab shown to reduce rates of gout in atherosclerosis by more than half

The outcomes of a research study provided today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) show that canakinumab substantially lowered the rate of gout by more than... Read more »

European Research Council invests EUR 650 million in advanced frontier research

How does air contamination impact the advancement of child’s brains? Can ingenious heart regrowth treatments increase the long-lasting survival of cardiovascular disease victims? How did non-living matter progress into... Read more »