Category Archives: The Rheuma Muse

The 9 Muses are daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Greek goddesses personifying the inspiration for the sciences and the arts.
My highly opinionated news-blog draws inspiration from both the science and the art of Rheumatology.

Vaccination Immunology

Improving Vaccine and Immunotherapy Design Using Biomaterials Polymers, lipids, scaffolds, microneedles, and other biomaterials are rapidly emerging as technologies to improve the efficacy of vaccines against infectious… cell.com Aluminium adjuvants Used in Vaccines vs Placebo Adjuvants are added to vaccines to enhance the ability to provoke an immune response of weak antigens and improve the…
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Anti-Viral Immune Response

Lymphatic Vessels Balance Viral Dissemination and Immune Activation following Cutaneous Viral Infection Loo et al. challenge the prevailing view that… cell.com ILC1 Confer Early Host Protection at Initial Sites of Viral Infection Innate lymphoid cells have a non-redundant role as initial responders to viral infections. cell.com
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Lipopolysaccharide & Septic Shock

Lipopolysaccharide Detection across the Kingdoms of Life Studies in recent years have uncovered a diverse set of eukaryotic receptors that recognize lipopolysaccharide (LPS), the major outer-membrane component of Gram-negative bacteria. Indeed,… cell.com Adjunctive Glucocorticoid Therapy in Patients with Septic Shock Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Adjunctive Glucocorticoid Therapy in… nejm.org…
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Procalcitonin

Procalcitonin en.wikipedia.org  Procalcitonin – Assisted Antibiotic Strategy in Sepsis Sepsis is one of the biggest challenges in critical care nowadays. Defining sepsis is a difficult task on its own and its diagnosis and treatment requires well trained, devoted personnel with interdisciplinary collaboration in order to provide the patients ... ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Diagnostic Value of PCT and…
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