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Common cell type found in autoimmune diseases

Immune cells at the centre of coeliac disease have been found in patients with other autoimmune diseases. These results give hope of finding the cause of a number of diseases.

A teeny-weeny mystery: investigating the difference between you and me and a single-celled organism

The more scientists look at single-celled organisms, the more they realize we’re not as different from them as was once thought.

Making the building blocks for artificial life

Irep Gözen has a singular goal — to make an artificial cell from the bottom up.

Why interval training can lead to better conditioning

And why not everyone gets the same amount of benefit from a hard workout.

Uncovering the secrets of immune system invaders

Some bacteria and viruses take advantage of the way our immune system works to infect us. Researchers are uncovering the mechanisms by which this trickery takes place.

Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells

Researchers have discovered a new microbe in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Greenland and Norway, which represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life.

Scientists find missing link of microorganisms

The tree of life has to be rewritten after a new type of microorganism was found recently in the depths of the ocean.

Space travelling cancer cells filmed for the first time

A team of scientists have filmed living cancer cells in space for the very first time.

Body can regain the ability to produce insulin

Researchers have discovered that patients with type 1 diabetes can regain the ability to produce insulin, by showing that insulin-producing cells can recover outside the body.

New insight into the cause of Sjögren’s syndrome

Patients with Sjögren’s syndrome have defects in their glandular cells that affect the cells’ function. These cells may be perceived as a danger by the body’s immune system and in order to defend itself, the body’s immune system attacks them.