Influenza A virus directly modulates eosinophil responses

Eosinophils residing in the airways of mice respond to influenza A virus (IAV) infection through alterations in surface expression of various markers necessary for migration and cellular immunity responses, according to research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology by researchers from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Previous…

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New study may refine predicted survival outcomes and treatment in younger adults with acute leukemia

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The findings of a new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) could refine an important set of prognostic and treatment recommendations for younger adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML. The…

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Organoids help bridge gap between laboratory study and animal modeling of disease

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Aug. 6, 2020 — Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have biofabricated human colorectal cancer miniature organs, called organoids, to better understand how a tumor grows in its natural microenvironment and its response to therapies. This new study is the first to replicate observations of native tumor tissue…

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How Hot Is Too Hot?

“What is the hottest ‘room’ temperature at which a human body can, by sweating, keep itself cool enough to avoid health damage?” — Matt B., Etterzhausen, Germany It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Your body avoids overheating by taking advantage of a bit of physics: When water evaporates from a surface, it leaves the…

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