An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection

By the Department of Molecular Biology Princeton University researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV).  The paper describing this discovery was published today in the journal mBio. Infection with YFV causes a devastating illness with a mortality rate of up … Continue reading An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection

Researchers develop technique to track yellow fever virus replication

By Staff, Department of Molecular Biology Researchers from Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology have developed a new method that can precisely track the replication of yellow fever virus in individual host immune cells. The technique, which is described in a paper published March 14 in the journal Nature Communications, could aid the development of … Continue reading Researchers develop technique to track yellow fever virus replication

Same immune-system proteins may first giveth, then taketh away motor control (Brain, Behavior, and Immunity)

By Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications Princeton University researchers have found that a family of proteins with important roles in the immune system may be responsible for fine-tuning a person's motor control as they grow — and for their gradual loss of muscle function as they age. The research potentially reveals a biological cause of … Continue reading Same immune-system proteins may first giveth, then taketh away motor control (Brain, Behavior, and Immunity)