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Bacterial 'sleeper cells' evade antibiotics and weaken defence against infection
New research, from scientists at Imperial College London, unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells, potentially opening new avenues to finding ways of clearing these bacterial cells from the body, and stopping recurrence of the bacterial infection. (2018-12-07)
A code for reprogramming immune sentinels
For the first time, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. (2018-12-07)
Subtype of immune B cells can delay type 1 diabetes onset in mice
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School reports that a subset of immune B cells, known as CD19+IgM+ B cells, can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes in a mouse model of the condition. (2018-12-06)
Putting the brakes on tumor stealth
New research undertaken at Monash University has shed new light on how some cancers are able to escape our immune system. (2018-12-06)
Another Medical cold case cracked by the MUHC's 'Dr. House'
A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) led by Dr. (2018-12-06)
VCU researchers test effectiveness of anti-opioid vaccine
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. (2018-12-06)
Eliminating the latent reservoir of HIV
A new study suggests that a genetic switch that causes latent HIV inside cells to begin to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus from the human body. (2018-12-06)
Study: Tuberculosis survives by using host system against itself
In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) releases RNA into infected cells. (2018-12-05)
Sea invertebrate sheds light on evolution of human blood, immune systems
Botryllus schlosseri, a marine invertebrate that lives in underwater colonies resembling fuzzy pinheads clinging to rocks, has a blood-forming system with uncanny similarities to that of humans, according to scientists at Stanford University. (2018-12-05)
Protein may slow progression of emphysema, Rutgers study finds
A protein generated as part of our body's immune response to intestinal worms could slow the progression of emphysema, according to a Rutgers study. (2018-12-04)
Immune health in space
With a new crew arriving at the International Space Station, astronauts will be relieved to know that they won't have to worry about a major aspect of their immune system being compromised. (2018-12-04)
Dana-Farber to present new research on stem cell transplantation for myeloid cancers
Improving outcomes for patients with myeloid cancers who undergo stem cell transplantation is a focus of several studies to be presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists at the ASH Annual Meeting. (2018-12-03)
Focus on resistance to HIV offers insight into how to fight the virus
Researchers have found that genetic mutations affecting the capsid, the structure surrounding the HIV genome, make it possible for a protein called TRIM5α to trigger the immune system of elite controllers. (2018-11-30)
Immune checkpoints could be key to treating autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis
The PD-1 immune checkpoint is essential for self-recognition by the immune system, with disruption of the pathway associated with several autoimmune disorders. (2018-11-30)
Altered microbiome after caesarean section impacts baby's immune system
Together with colleagues from Sweden and Luxembourg, scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have observed that, during a natural vaginal birth, specific bacteria from the mother's gut are passed on to the baby and stimulate the baby's immune responses. (2018-11-30)
Free, publicly available health data proves to be research gold mine
Immunotherapy has become a popular treatment for some cancers. University of Calgary researchers discover how a set of genes, those associated with the extracellular matrix, had a direct connection to how cancer patients respond to immunotherapy. (2018-11-30)
How skin cancer cells sidestep the immune system
Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center discovered a new signal pathway employed by skin cancer cells to avoid attack by the immune system. (2018-11-29)
When good macrophages go bad
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles discover how some cancer cells communicate with macrophages to protect tumors. (2018-11-29)
How viruses hijack part of your immune system and use it against you
An enzyme intended to prevent autoimmune disease can be hijacked and used by some viruses to avoid immune detection. (2018-11-29)
Some blood cells have a surprising source: Your gut
The human intestine may provide up to 10 percent of blood cells in circulation from its own reservoir of blood-forming stem cells, a surprising new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found. (2018-11-29)
Scientists solve longtime mystery in innate immunity
Scientists have long wondered how one protein, NLRP3, can promote inflammation in response to a wide range of seemingly unrelated stimuli. (2018-11-28)
Vaccine signatures in humanized mice point to better understanding of infectious diseases
Researchers at Princeton have developed a systematic way to compare the immune responses of humanized mice versus humans. (2018-11-28)
Newfound mechanism may yield ways to counter mistaken immune attack on body
A newfound genetic regulatory mechanism may shape the immune system's ability to fight viral infections, and play a key role in autoimmune diseases. (2018-11-27)
Cancer under pressure: Visualizing the activity of the immune system on tumor development
As tumors develop, they evolve genetically. How does the immune system act when faced with tumor cells? (2018-11-27)
On the trail of rare genetic disease, scientists uncover key immune regulator
Scientists at Scripps Research have found an important immune system-regulating protein that in principle could be targeted to treat cancers and chronic viral infections. (2018-11-27)
Lipid that aids normal skin turnover may help psoriasis
Topical application of the lipid phosphatidylglycerol, or PG, on a mouse model of psoriasis reduced inflammation as well as characteristic, raised skin lesions, they report in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (2018-11-27)
Mutations boost immunity: Toward a cancer vaccine
In a new study, Stephen Albert Johnston and his colleagues describe a method for pinpointing tumor-specific factors in blood that can elicit a protective immune response in the body and may one day be harnessed to produce an effective vaccine against the disease. (2018-11-26)
Patients with rare natural ability to suppress HIV shed light on potential functional cure
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified two patients with HIV whose immune cells behave differently than others with the virus and actually appear to help control viral load even years after infection. (2018-11-26)
Researchers uncover camouflage strategy of multi-resistant bacteria
Researchers at the University of Tübingen and the German Center for Infection Research have achieved a breakthrough in the decoding of multi-resistant pathogens. (2018-11-22)
Environmental exposures early in life modify immune responses
The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased significantly over the last decades, creating substantial financial and societal burdens. (2018-11-21)
The Center for the Study of Itch reviews what causes chronic itching and scratching
Relentless itch is a feature of many skin disorders, such as eczema and psoriasis, but the cause of this itch -- and what drives us to scratch -- is somewhat mysterious. (2018-11-21)
Scientists unveil completely human platform for testing age-specific vaccine responses
A team of scientists at Boston Children's Hospital has developed the first modeling system for testing age-specific human immune responses to vaccines -- outside the body. (2018-11-20)
Regulating the immune system's 'regulator'
A research team at the Academy of Immunology and Microbiology, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has discovered a possible therapeutic target that pulls the reins of immunity. (2018-11-20)
Traffic noise stresses out frogs, but some have adapted
A new study reveals the negative effects of traffic noise on frogs and how some frogs have adapted. (2018-11-20)
New dual-action cancer-killing virus
Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system. (2018-11-18)
New inhibitor which blocks inflammation could also treat sepsis
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a new inhibitor which decreases lung inflammation and could hold the key to treating Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome -- a life-threatening disease which affects thousands of people in the UK. (2018-11-17)
Sucking your baby's pacifier may benefit their health
Many parents probably think nothing of sucking on their baby's pacifier to clean it after it falls to the ground. (2018-11-16)
Treating the 'bubble babies'
A new study shows that the genotype of a child with severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) affects his survival rate after stem cell transplantation from an unrelated donor. (2018-11-15)
Toxins override key immune system check
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria can cause numerous diseases, such as skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning (sepsis). (2018-11-15)
DICE: Immune cell atlas goes live
Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) are sharing a trove of data that will be critical for deciphering how this natural genetic variation shapes the immune system's ability to protect our health. (2018-11-15)
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