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Biologists Have Shown The Change In Protein Shape In Mechanism

Researchers have focused on the major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC II), which helps our immune system distinguish disease-related protein fragments from those belonging to our cells. For years, computational biologists have sought ways to model how proteins change shape in real time. In the past decade, they have glimpsed the possibilities as new programs, and powerful computers came online, letting researchers learn more about disease mechanisms that once eluded them.

Effect Of Antihypertensive Medications On Dementia In Older African-Americans

According to a new study, researcher provides substantial evidence of significant reduction of risk of onset of dementia for African American men and women age 65 and older with hypertension when they take any of a variety of drug classes for their high blood pressure.  Controlling blood pressure with any of the commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications can prevent dementia in older African-Americans with hypertension.

Soluble Antibodies Promote Tumor Progression

Wistar researchers have found that soluble antibodies promote tumor progression by inducing accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in pre-clinical cancer models. Results were published online in Cancer Immunology Research.