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The PIN codes of the immune system can be hacked
There are several reasons why the world is still plagued by diseases we cannot treat or vaccinate against, one of them being the vast complexity of the human immune system. (2007-11-01)
New Concepts Proposed To Investigate Drug Reactions
A University of Toronto professor is proposing two new concepts to help better understand the cause of adverse drug reactions to help explain why many of the features of such reactions are only seen in some people. (1999-05-28)
Elderly immune system needs a boost
Elderly cancer patients need a combination of treatments tailor-made to their specific needs to successfully combat the disease. (2009-10-08)
Researchers hack final part of the immune system code
A group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the Biocenter at the Technical University of Denmark have managed to decipher the final part of the immune system's key codes. (2008-07-10)
Birds migrate away from diseases
In a unique study, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have mapped the origins of migratory birds. (2018-04-10)
Harnessing immune cells' adaptability to design an effective HIV vaccine
In infected individuals, HIV mutates rapidly to escape recognition by immune cells. (2013-03-21)
Identification of a new mechanism in the immune system provides knowledge about diseases
A recently identified mechanism in the immune system reveals a previously unknown protein that could provide an opening to a better understanding of infections and autoimmune diseases. (2020-08-04)
Researchers reveal new mechanism to 'activate' the immune system against cancer
A new mechanism for activating the immune system against cancer cells allows immune cells to detect and destroy cancer cells better than before, and most effectively in lung cancer and melanoma. (2019-01-04)
Not such a 'simple' sugar -- glucose may help fight cancer and inflammatory disease
Scientists have just discovered that glucose, the most important fuel used in our bodies, also plays a vital role in the immune response. (2017-05-30)
Research reveals how lymph nodes expand during disease
Cancer Research UK and UCL scientists have discovered that the same specialized immune cells that patrol the body and spot infections also trigger the expansion of immune organs called lymph nodes, according to a study published in Nature on Wednesday, Oct. (2014-10-22)
Scientists isolate chemical in curry that may help immune system clear plaques found in Alzheimer's
Researchers isolated bisdemethoxycurcumin, the active ingredient of curcuminoids -- a natural substance found in turmeric root -- that may help boost the immune system in clearing amyloid beta, a peptide that forms the plaques found in Alzheimer's disease. (2007-07-16)
Protein proves influential to healthy immune system
Researchers have discovered that the protein Myb plays a vital role in keeping our immune system healthy, and preventing the development of immune and inflammatory diseases. (2017-03-13)
Curbing cholesterol could help combat infections, study shows
Lowering cholesterol could help the body's immune system fight viral infections, researchers have found. (2011-03-08)
Musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases induced by immune checkpoint inhibitors
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a new promising class of antitumor drugs that have been associated with a number of immune-related Adverse Events (AEs), including musculoskeletal and rheumatic disease. (2019-01-18)
Fighting lung infection trumps wound healing
The innate immune response to lung infection takes priority at the expense of wound healing, according to a study published Aug. (2018-08-23)
PNAS: From HIV to cancer, IL-37 regulates immune system
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in this month's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes the activity of a recently discovered communication molecule of the body's immune system, Interleukin 37 or IL-37. (2014-11-03)
A braking system for immune responses
For the first time, researchers have identified a receptor on human cells that specifically recognizes crystals. (2014-03-20)
Scientists discover new 'off switch' in immune response
Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a new (2012-02-28)
Lice can be nice to us
Parasite infestations might have a good side. Wild mice from a Nottinghamshire forest have given experts at the University of Nottingham clues as to the importance of some parasites, such as lice, for the conditioning of a (2009-04-24)
Differences in immune responses create a genetic conflict between sexes
A unique study from Lund University in Sweden has discovered for the first time that there is a genetic sexual conflict in the immune system in animals. (2018-08-02)
Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?
Fecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, a study by immunologists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, has shown. (2019-06-04)
In fighting gut infections, nervous system is key, Yale-Harvard team finds
The peaceful and delicate co-existence of friendly gut bacteria and the immune system relies on highly coordinated information exchange between immune system cells and certain cells lining the intestine. (2020-01-09)
Cheese found to improve the immune response of the elderly
Scientists in Finland have discovered that cheese can help preserve and enhance the immune system of the elderly by acting as a carrier for probiotic bacteria, reports FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology. (2010-05-13)
Sperm's immune-protection properties could provide link to how cancers spread
Sugar-based markers on human sperm cells which may prevent them from being attacked by the female immune system could provide a vital clue to how some cancers spread in the human body, according to new research published on Dec. (2007-12-13)
Arctic wildlife uses extreme method to save energy
The extreme cold, harsh environment and constant hunt for food means that Arctic animals have become specialists in saving energy. (2020-04-28)
Nuclear DNA gets cut and activates immune system to attack cancer cells
The enzyme MUS81 cuts DNA in the nucleus of cancer cells, causing the cut DNA to move to the cytoplasm instead of becoming degraded. (2016-05-10)
Discovery could help to develop drugs for organ transplant and cancer patients
Researchers are reporting surprising findings about a molecule that helps ramp up the immune system in some cases and suppress it in others. (2012-04-13)
HIV finds new way to play hide and seek
The deadly virus HIV can mutate to prevent display of its components to immune cells, thus concealing itself from the body's surveillance system and resulting in faster progression to AIDS, report Philip Goulder and colleagues in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2004-04-05)
Researchers identify a gene essential for the natural killer cell response against cancer
Two parts of the body's immune system are critical for its normal functioning. (2002-10-17)
Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis. (2019-04-17)
How self-reactive immune cells are allowed to develop
A research team at Lund University in Sweden has found the mechanism that controls the growth of B1-cells in mice. (2019-11-13)
Moving towards a better treatment for autoimmune diabetes
Insulin is required for the regulation of blood sugar levels. (2012-04-09)
Shetland pony midge study offers clues to curbing allergies
Shetland ponies' immune response to insect bites is helping scientists understand how people could be prevented from developing allergies. (2015-04-23)
Weight loss helps to oust worms
Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that weight loss plays an important role in the body's response to fighting off intestinal worms. (2013-01-17)
Study finds therapies using induced pluripotent stem cells could encounter immune rejection problems
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that an important class of stem cells known as (2011-05-13)
Study finds therapies using induced pluripotent stem cells could encounter immune rejection problems
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that an important class of stem cells known as (2011-05-13)
Circadian clock governs highs and lows of immune response
It's been said that timing is everything, and that may be particularly true when it comes to the ability to fight off disease. (2012-02-16)
New study brings long-sought vaccines for deadly parasite closer to reality
One major cause of illness from food-borne diseases is the parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). (2012-12-13)
Making cancer-fighting cells in the lab
Scientists reprogram human invariant natural killer T cells to induced pluripotent stem cells, which were then differentiated back to iNKT cells that showed stronger activity than the original iNKT cells. (2016-02-14)
Immune finding aids quest for vaccines to beat tropical infections
Scientists are a step closer to developing vaccines for a range of diseases that affect 200 million people, mainly in tropical Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America. (2013-03-14)
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