Researchers at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Medical Center have identified protein signaling pathways involved in effector T-cell resistance in multiple sclerosis.

The pathways, which revolve around the cytokine IL-6, could prove a source of biomarkers for predicting disease progression and severity, Jane Buckner, a BRI researcher and leader of the study, told ProteoMonitor.

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In PLOS this week: locus linked to non-syndromic hearing loss, phylogenetic relationships of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates, and more.

In a column at Nature, researcher Fyodor Kondrashov worries about the influence of politics on Russian science.

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The NIH has issued a preliminary guidance for newborn dried blood spot research.