Editor’s Selections: Blood clot, flow and slip, parasites in the brain, and spirochetes unwound

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By Vincent Racaniello

Vincent RacanielloVincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He blogs at virology blog.

  • Coronary artery diseases are a result of formation of plaque in our arteries that block blood transport. To understand this requires knowledge of how cells in the blood influence its flow.
  • Is insanity due to a microbe? Toxoplasma gondii, which makes rodents become sexually attracted to cats, has been implicated in schizophrenia.
  • Lyme arthritis results when Borrelia burgdorferi introduced by a tick ends up in the joints. Arthritis can persist even after the bacteria are cleared, a consequence of autoimmune attack associated with variants of genes encoding the MHC type II complex.

I’ll be back next Friday with more selections.

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