January 2010

Mapping Why Lupus Discriminates

January 27, 2010

As discussed yesterday, lupus is not an equal-opportunity disease. Ninety percent of lupus cases occur in women, the disease is three times more likely to affect African-American women than Caucasian women, and lupus is more common and severe in [Read more]

Dr. FAQ: Tammy Utset on Lupus

January 26, 2010

Autoimmune disorders are a strange type of disease, a case where the body’s biology isn’t breaking down but rather is functioning too well. In disorders such as Type I diabetes, arthritis and multiple sclerosis, the body’s natural [Read more]

A Wider Net for Catching Proteins

January 25, 2010

Most people who have spent any length of time in a laboratory know the pain and frustration of Western blots. There’s probably a little bit of PTSD in every cell biologist related to gels falling apart, leaky electrophoresis chambers, or bands [Read more]