In Belgium children woke up to the best day of the year: Saint Nicholas day! Yesterday they put their shoe close to the chimney and this morning they found it filled with candy along with the present that they – hopefully – wished for.… Read More Dank u Sinterklaas!
“Glial network in the skin plays role in pain sensation”
A newly described cell type that forms a network in the skin plays a central role in sensing mechanical input and in the initiation of pain sensation.… Read More Glial network in the skin plays role in pain sensation
Traditional vaccines are generally better at eliciting antibody responses rather than building a memory of cellular immunity involving dedicated T cell subsets. Vaccines directed towards infections such as HIV or cancers would be vastly improved if they could elicit these responses more efficiently. New research uncovers a mechanism to establish such a memory in the lung which is conserved in mice, non-human primates and humans.… Read More Vaccine-assisting molecules help the lung memorize immune responses
The popular belief that anti-oxidant dietary supplements could protect against cancer was overturned a few years ago when studies feeding them to mice showed an accelerated development of cancer. A new study uncovers an underlying mechanism of how anti-oxidants can promote lung cancer metastasis.… Read More How being anti- can pro-mote metastasis
Mitochondria are the power plants of our cells and are descendants of cooperating bacteria. A study in mice shows that increasing the copies of mitochondria’s own DNA could be used as therapy for certain human diseases. Isabel Hofman Mitochondria are the power plants of eukaryotic cells, as the mitochondrial respiratory electron transport chain serves as… Read More Sometimes more is more: raising mitochondrial DNA copy number could treat disease
Report after attendance of the 15th international MDS symposium in Copenhagen, May 2019.… Read More Life of a researcher: conference edition
A new mass spectrometry based technique can be used to map the location of thousands of proteins in the cell simultaneously, shedding light on different proteomic cell states in health and disease. Isabel Hofman The omics era has made analysis of total genomes or transcriptomes to answer diverse scientific questions routine. However, while the proteome… Read More X marks the spot: new proteomic technique pinpoints protein locations