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DCs are Vital to Trigger the Immune System

Researchers have reported that in vaccination, a certain subpopulation of dendritic cells is vital to triggering the body's adaptive immune system. The findings have important implications for vaccine delivery, as the usual method, intramuscular injection is likely not the most effective way to target those dendritic cells. The study findings published in Science Immunology.

Veterans with PTSD were more attentive, study finds

For veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the shock of noise and light may trigger a deeply learned expectation of danger. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found that people with PTSD have an increased learning response to surprising events. While most everyone reacts to surprise, people with PTSD tend to pay even more attention to the unexpected. The study was published in the journal eLife

Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Pathogens Discovered

Between February and November 2016, the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the University of Zurich discovered a multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in eight refugees arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa. The analyses provided an impulse for launching a transnational investigation and developing a pan-European alerting system.

Uterine Transplants: Penn Medicine to conduct Northeast’s first clinical trial

Penn Medicine will conduct the Northeast's first clinical trial of uterine transplants, to provide women with Uterine Factor Infertility (UFI), with a new path to parenthood. A woman with UFI cannot carry a pregnancy either because she was born without a uterus, has had the organ surgically removed, or has a uterus that does not function properly. The Uterine Transplantation for Uterine Factor Infertility (UNTIL) trial is the third of its kind in the U.S.