A gammaherpesvirus infection can protect against allergic asthma

A gammaherpesvirus infection can protect against allergic asthma

Bénédicte Machiels and Mickaël Dourcy, under the direction of Laurent Gillet (Laboratory of Immunology-Vaccinology (FARAH)), and their colleagues from ULiège and UGent, investigated the imprinting left by the herpesviruses, and more specifically gammaherpesviruses, on the immune system of their host.  In fact, gammaherpesviruses (including the Epstein-Barr virus, responsible for infectious mononucleosis in humans) are very common viruses having co-evolved with

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2017 Annual Meeting of the « Structure et Fonctions des Macromolécules Biologique Bioinformatique et Modélisation » Graduate school

2017 Annual Meeting of the « Structure et Fonctions des Macromolécules Biologique Bioinformatique et Modélisation » Graduate school

On 10th November 2017, the 11th Annual Meeting of the Graduate school “Structure et Fonctions des Macromolécules Biologiques, Bioinformatique et Modélisation” (SFMBBM) is taking place at the University of Liège. This year’s meeting aims to represent the spectrum of biological macromolecules, from nucleic acids to proteins and their interactions, and from their physiological function to

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Gamma-Delta T lymphocytes, promote cervical cancer caused by the papillomavirus

Gamma-Delta T lymphocytes, promote cervical cancer caused by the papillomavirus

Researchers from the GIGA Cellular and Molecular Immunology Laboratory (led by Nathalie Jacobs) and ULB’s Pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutical Pharmacy Department (led by David Vermijlen) have investigated unconventional T lymphocytes cells expressing a receptor composed of γ and δ chains, in the specific case of human papillomavirus-induced (HPV) cervical cancer. Of all tumor-infiltrating leukocytes, T cells bearing

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A project of the GIGA-Neurosciences awarded by the King Baudouin Foundation

A project of the GIGA-Neurosciences awarded by the King Baudouin Foundation

Retinal degeneration diseases, characterized by progressive loss of retinal cells, affect several million of persons worldwide and result in a progressive loss of visual abilities. Currently, there is no effective treatment available for patients suffering from these conditions. Recently, attention has been given to cell replacement therapy using retinal cells derived from induced Pluripotent Stem

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Inflammatory bowel disease: scientists zoom in on genetic culprits

Inflammatory bowel disease: scientists zoom in on genetic culprits

In the new study, published this 28 June in Nature, scientists examined the genome of 67,852 individuals and applied three statistical methods to zoom in on which genetic variants were actively implicated in the disease. Of the regions of the genome associated with IBD that were studied, 18 could be pin-pointed to a single genetic variant with

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