An Unexpected Link (image) Rockefeller University Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers found abnormal calcium deposits, a feature of certain autoinflammatory diseases, in the brains of all six patients (P1 to P6) lacking the immune protein ISG15. The deposits appear as white spots in scans from two patients. These do not appear in the scan from the healthy mother of the P4, P5 and P6 (ISG151-/+). Credit Hacettepe University Children's Hospital, Turkey; National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran; Central South University, China/Nature Usage Restrictions Image may only be used to illustrate research described in accompanying story. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.