Tag Archives: immune cells

Shutting off inflammation

Using short snippets of RNA to turn off a specific gene in certain immune cells, scientists have shown that they can shut off the inflammation responsible for diseases such as atherosclerosis. This technique, known as RNA interference, offers a targeted way to stop inflammation and could be useful in treating not only atherosclerosis, but also […] … learn more→

Drunk behaviour – a question of immunity

University of Adelaide researchers have found that immune cells in your brain may contribute to how you respond to alcohol. Lead researcher Dr Mark Hutchinson, ARC Research Fellow with the University\’s School of Medical Sciences, said his team\’s research provided new evidence that an immune response in the brain was involved in behavioural responses to […] … learn more→