Immune Response


  • Once CD8 T Cells Take On One Virus, They'll Fight Others Too
    Scientists think of CD8 T cells as long-lived cells that become tuned to fight just one pathogen, but a new study finds that once CD8 T cells fight one pathogen, they also join the body's "innate" immune system, ready to answer the calls of the cytokine signals that are set ...More
    October 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scripps Research Institute Scientists Identify Trigger for Crucial Immune System Cell
    Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified the long-sought activating molecules for a rare but crucial subset of immune system cells that help rally other white blood cells to fight infection. In the process, the team also uncovered a previously ...More
    October 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • UCI Study Uncovers Important Process for Immune System Development
    Research by UC Irvine immunologists reveals new information about how our immune system functions, shedding light on a vital process that determines how the body’s ability to fight infection develops. In the online version of Nature Immunology, neurology professor Dr. ...More
    September 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • Geisel Researchers Contribute to Study of Trained Immunity
    A study published in the journal Science provides support for a new—and still controversial—understanding of the immune system. The research was conducted by collaborators in the U.S. and Europe, including Robert Cramer, PhD, an assistant professor of ...More
    September 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Insights on an Ancient Plague Could Improve Treatments for Infections
    Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke scary scenarios of deadly epidemics, but even ancient scourges such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers with new insights on how the body responds to infections. In a study published online Sept. 18, ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Commensal Bacteria Help Orchestrate Immune Response in Lung
    Studies in mice demonstrate that signals from the bacteria that harmlessly—and often beneficially—inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract boost the immune system's ability to kill a major respiratory pathogen, Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a paper ...More
    September 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Defense Mechanism Against Viruses Discovered
    Researchers have discovered that a known quality control mechanism in human, animal and plant cells is active against viruses. They think it might represent one of the oldest defense mechanisms against viruses in evolutionary history. When it comes to defense against ...More
    September 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientists Search for Ebola Immune Response Targets
    The effort to develop therapeutics and a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) requires a complex understanding of the microorganism and its relationship within the host, especially the immune response. Adding to the challenge, EVD can be caused by any one of ...More
    September 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Unusual Immune Cell Needed to Prevent Oral Thrush, Researchers Find
    An unusual kind of immune cell in the tongue appears to play a pivotal role in the prevention of thrush, according to the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who discovered them. The findings, published online today in the Journal of Experimental ...More
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Team Identifies Important Regulators of Immune Cell Response
    In a collaborative study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have developed a more effective method to determine how immune cells called T cells differentiate into specialized ...More
    September 5, 2014 Posted in News
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