Groundbreaking Research Identifies Molecular Pathway Underlying Key Infection-Fighting Mechanism

In this article researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester), Harvard University and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. reveals the discovery of a new pathway underlying the body's innate immune response, which provides immediate, first-line defense against organisms such as viruses. The research, published in the online edition of Nature Immunology, represents an important advance in understanding how the immune system responds rapidly to infection before more specific responses - such as antibody production - are activated. The new discovery may also provide important insights into inflammatory processes and, possibly, into cancer cell proliferation.

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