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Genetic differences in the immune system shape the microbiome
Genetic differences in the immune system shape the collections of bacteria that colonize the digestive system, according to new research by scientists at the University of Chicago. (2019-10-15)
New class of drugs could stop cancers developing treatment resistance
Scientists at Massey University in New Zealand have taken the first step towards a new class of drug that could stop cancer from becoming resistant to treatment. (2019-10-15)
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function
Recent research from the University of Eastern Finland revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (2019-10-15)
Inactive receptor renders cancer immunotherapies ineffective
The aim of immunotherapies is to enable the immune system once again to fight cancer on its own. (2019-10-15)
Yale scientists help immune system find hidden cancer cells
Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system developed by Yale scientists can make them stand out from the crowd and help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors that other forms of immunotherapies might miss, researchers report Oct. (2019-10-14)
A Yale-developed drug shows promise as immune therapy for cancers
A therapy developed by Yale researchers stimulates immune cells to shrink or kill tumors in mice, according to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2019-10-14)
Sperm and egg cell 'immune response' protects koala DNA
Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas' DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of koalas and our fundamental understanding of evolution. (2019-10-14)
Weak immune system linked to serious bacterial infection in children
A new study has found a bacterial infection that can lead to pneumonia or meningitis is linked to weakened immune systems in children. (2019-10-14)
Ebola antibodies at work
Scientists in Israel and Germany show, on the molecular level, how an experimental vaccine offers long-term protection against the disease. (2019-10-10)
Gut immunity more developed before birth than previously thought
The first comprehensive look at the immune system of the fetal gut shows that it is far more developed before birth, and could help develop new maternal vaccines and reveal if we are predisposed to autoimmune diseases before birth. (2019-10-10)
CNIO and University of Wurzburg solve 3D structure of 'nanomachine' that makes tuberculosis virulent
Tuberculosis bacterium releases virulence factors into the body through a secretion system whose structure and functioning were as yet unknown. (2019-10-09)
Research maps key signaling pathways linking calcium entry and exit in activated T cells
Like entrance and exit doors on a building, a cell's outer surface has doors -- channels, pumps, and transporters that selectively control what molecules enter or exit. (2019-10-08)
Study: Innovative pancreatic cancer treatment may rev up immune system
A research team at the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an 'immune memory' in the same way that a vaccine keeps the flu away. (2019-10-08)
Atopic dermatitis: How allergens get on our nerves
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, primarily affects infants and children. A skin disease characterized by flare-ups, it is often treated with topical anti-inflammatories. (2019-10-07)
From sleeping cell to assassin -- how immune cells work
Scientists at the University of Dundee have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies into how immune cells sense and respond to their environment to fight infection and destroy tumours. (2019-10-07)
UVA discovers surprise contributor to multiple sclerosis
The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure. (2019-10-07)
NUS scientist designs 'express courier service' for immune cells
Dr Andy Tay, a researcher with the National University of Singapore (NUS) who is currently doing his post-doctoral training at Stanford University, has successfully invented a novel transfection method to deliver DNA into immune cells with minimal stress on these cells. (2019-10-04)
The 'Goldilocks' principle for curing brain cancer
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers found that a stable body temperature holds the key to awakening the body's immune response to fight off brain cancer. (2019-10-04)
Scientists find timekeepers of gut's immune system
Shift work and jet lag disrupt not just sleep cycles, but feeding and digestive cycles as well. (2019-10-04)
Parkinson's disease is also present in the blood
The behaviour of immune cells in the blood is so different in patients with Parkinson's disease that it advocate for a new type of supplementary medicine, which can regulate the immune system and thus inhibit the deterioration of the brain. (2019-10-03)
Engineered T cells may be harnessed to kill solid tumor cells
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a form of immunotherapy used to treat the blood cancer leukemia may be effective in treating other kinds of cancer as well. (2019-10-02)
Environmental toxins impair immune system over multiple generations
New research shows that maternal exposure to a common and ubiquitous form of industrial pollution can harm the immune system of offspring and that this injury is passed along to subsequent generations, weakening the body's defenses against infections such as the influenza virus. (2019-10-02)
Exposure to BPA in the womb linked to wheezing and poorer lung function in children
Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) are more likely to have children who suffer with wheezing and poorer lung function, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2019-10-01)
Delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful
MIT chemical engineers have developed a new type of lipid nanoparticle that can be used to deliver RNA vaccines. (2019-09-30)
Cause of antibiotic resistance identified
Bacteria can change form in human body, hiding the cell wall inside themselves to avoid detection. (2019-09-26)
Tasmanian devil research could help tackle immunotherapy resistance
A cluster of interacting proteins that are active in both human cancers and Tasmanian devil facial tumours, may give clues to how cancers evade the immune system, according to a study part-funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Cancer Cell today (Thursday). (2019-09-26)
Adding radiation after immunotherapy improves PFS for some pts with metastatic NSCLC
Adding precisely aimed, escalated doses of radiation after patients no longer respond to immunotherapy reinvigorates the immune system in some patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), increasing progression-free survival (PFS). (2019-09-26)
Human kidney map charts our growing immune defense
The first cell atlas of the human kidney's immune system has been created after scientists mapped nearly 70,000 individual kidney cells from early life and adults. (2019-09-26)
Genomic map implicates broad immune cell involvement in multiple sclerosis
In a study of 115,803 individuals, the authors have identified 233 sites or loci in the human genome that contribute to the onset of MS. (2019-09-26)
Using the immune system as a defence against cancer
Research published today in the British Journal of Cancer has found that a naturally occurring molecule and a component of the immune system that can successfully target and kill cancer cells, can also encourage immunity against cancer resurgence. (2019-09-26)
A mouse or an elephant: what species fights infection more effectively?
Hamilton College Assistant Professor of Biology Cynthia Downs led a study with co-authors from North Dakota State University, University of California, Davis, Eckerd College, and University of South Florida that investigated whether body mass was related to concentrations of two important immune cell types in the blood among hundreds of species of mammals ranging from tiny Jamaican fruit bats (~40 g) to giant killer whales (~5,600 kg). (2019-09-25)
Evolution experiment: Specific immune response of beetles adapts to bacteria
The memory of the immune system is able to distinguish a foreign protein with which the organism has already come into contact from another and to react with a corresponding antibody. (2019-09-24)
New discoveries map out CRISPR-Cas defence systems in bacteria
For the first time ever, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have mapped how bacterial cells trigger their defense against outside attacks. (2019-09-24)
Study shows the biological clock influences immune response efficiency
According to a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the biological clock influences immune response efficacy. (2019-09-24)
Quality control in immune communication: Chaperones detect immature signaling molecules
The cells of our immune system constantly communicate with one another by exchanging complex protein molecules. (2019-09-24)
Symbiosis as a tripartite relationship
While viruses are typically known for their pathogenic properties, new research findings now also demonstrate a positive influence of bacteriophages on the interaction of host organisms with bacteria. (2019-09-24)
Uc san diego researchers isolate switch that kills inactive HIV
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified a switch controlling HIV reproduction in immune cells which can eliminate dormant HIV reservoirs. (2019-09-24)
Scientists hone in on DNA differences behind immune diseases
Scientists are one step closer to discovering the causes of immune diseases such as asthma, multiple sclerosis and arthritis. (2019-09-23)
Cancer protocols: A new approach to predicting treatment outcomes
Weizmann Institute of Science research shows heterogeneity in melanoma tumors prevents effective immune responses. (2019-09-23)
Scientists enlist tiny biomagnets for faster drug discovery
A new platform brings together CRISPR genome editing with magnetic cell sorting to reveal new drug targets for cancer and regenerative medicine. (2019-09-23)
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