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Help or harm? How immune cells of the brain balance the immune response

Macrophages are found in essentially all tissues. Kupffer cells are in the liver, alveolar macrophages are in the lungs, monocytes are in bone marrow and blood, and microglia are in the brain and spinal cord - and the list goes on. The brain and spinal cord,... click to read more

  • Nathan J. Michaels | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jason R. Plemel | Assistant Professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Views 747
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 7, 2020
Heart failure: unexpected role of stem cell treatments

Buzz words circulating around the medical profession and the media right now are "stem cell therapy". This treatment usually involves isolating adult cells from patients and injecting them to a specific place in a human body. There seems to be some promise in animal studies... click to read more

  • Emma J. Agnew | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Ronald J. Vagnozzi | Research Instructor at Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Jeffery D. Molkentin | Professor at Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Views 570
Reading time 3 min
published on Oct 5, 2020