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B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too. MEMORY GAME © MATTHIAS KULKA/CORBIS. PATHOGENS: © SEBASTIAN KAULITZKI/SHUTTERSTOCK; © ISTOCK.COM/AUNT_SPRAY Infectious-disease specialist Mihai Netea has...
U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they ought to take a page from the Dutch. In the Netherlands, equity crowdfunding from unaccredited investors has been...
Who is responsible in the case that an investor loses his or her money to a fraudster in equity crowdfunding? That is the question that is at the root of much of the debate over how to regulate this...
One of the outcomes of the 2008 global financial crisis was the “funding gap”. Banks were less willing to provide loans and investors moved capital into more stable platforms. In general, the market tolerated less risk. In this new environment,...
DreamFund.com is taking crowdfunding to a whole new level, by putting the donated funds into an FDIC insured savings account, allowing people to raise money through giving circles for their biggest dreams. CEO Kent Plunkett says, “DreamFund started with two important...
by Mark Wheeler Credit: George Hodan/Public Domain Common psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression share genetic risk factors related to immune function and DNA regulation, according to new findings by a large collaborative research project from the...
by Melissa Wdowik, Phd, Rdn Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin and the key to healthy bones. While these are true attributes, they only tell part of the story. In fact, most people do not get enough vitamin...
A scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from a cell (African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line). Credit: NIAID (Medical Xpress)—Researchers working at Institut Pasteur in France have found that the Ebola virus is mutating "a lot"...
New research could lead to a better understanding of how the brain works in people with autism. There is an enormous disease burden from autism, and little is known about the cognitive processes involved. Researchers from Monash University and Deakin...
A neural network is like a social network: The strongest bonds exist between like-minded partners. Credit: Biozentrum, University of Basel Neurons in the brain are wired like a social network, report researchers from Biozentrum, University of Basel. Each...



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