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Hijacking the Host Defenses Gives Bacteria an Advantage

A metabolic switch in microbe-fighting macrophages signals bacteria to convert them to hotels with amenities 

Characterization of macrophages (green) and axons (red) in brown adipose tissue (BAT) using two-photon fluorescence microscopy imaging

New research shows these immune cells are also crucial to maintaining harmony, including that of heat-producing fat cells

Macrophages in the brain shown in green

Voracious immune cells turn out to be uniquely adaptable to their surroundings

Weizmann Institute Scientists Devise an Approach For 'Recruiting' an Immune System Response to Partial Spinal Cord Injuries
Several years ago, a team of Weizmann researchers found that immune cells known as macrophages may be 'recruited' to...
Innovative Treatment Enables Paralyzed Rats to Regain Partial Use of Their Hind Legs
REHOVOT, Israel -- June 30, 1998 -- Weizmann Institute scientists have managed to partially heal the damaged spinal cords...
New Concept Explains Why Mammals Can't Repair Central Nervous System Damage
REHOVOT, Israel -- September 17, 1996 -- Why is it that humans and other mammals are left permanently paralyzed...