Immune Response

  • Researchers Discover How the Body Uses Vitamin B to Recognize Bacterial Infection
    An Australian research team has discovered how specialized immune cells recognize products of vitamin B synthesis that are unique to bacteria and yeast, triggering the body to fight infection. The finding opens up potential targets to improve treatments or to develop a ...More
    October 10, 2012 Posted in News
  • Early Activation of Immune Response Could Lead to Better Vaccines
    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a new “first response” mechanism that the immune system uses to respond to infection. The findings challenge the current understanding of immunity and could lead to new strategies for ...More
    September 4, 2012 Posted in News
  • Team Creates New View of Body's Infection Response
    A new 3-D view of the body’s response to infection — and the ability to identify proteins involved in the response — could point to novel biomarkers and therapeutic agents for infectious diseases. ...More
    August 10, 2012 Posted in News
  • Why Do Infants Get Sick So Often?
    Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System are helping to quell parents’ worry about why infants seem to get sick so often. ...More
    August 7, 2012 Posted in News
  • Bacteria-Immune System 'Fight' Can Lead to Chronic Diseases, Study Suggests
    Results from a study conducted at Georgia State University suggest that a "fight" between bacteria normally living in the intestines and the immune system, kicked off by another type of bacteria, may be linked to two types of chronic disease. The study suggests that the ...More
    August 2, 2012 Posted in News
  • Scientists Detect Immune Response of a 500-Year-Old Mummy
    The 500-year-old mummy known as “The Maiden.” A team of scientists that used a method of analyzing proteins from samples is the first to detect an immune response from a 500-year-old Incan mummy. Completed at the Proteomics Center, Stony Brook University, the process led to ...More
    July 26, 2012 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover New Target for Vaccine Development in Abundant Immune Cells
    White blood cells called neutrophils, which are the first line of defense against infection, play an unexpected role by boosting antibody production, according to research led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The findings suggest neutrophils have multiple roles within the ...More
    July 25, 2012 Posted in News
  • HIV Immunity Study Could Pave Way for Vaccine Development
    Two Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are among the team recently funded to explore ways to create the precise immune factors needed for effective vaccines against HIV. The Duke University-led consortium will largely concentrate on inducing broadly neutralizing ...More
    July 23, 2012 Posted in News
  • Lungs Respond to Hospital Ventilator as If It Were an Infection
    When hospital patients need assistance breathing and are placed on a mechanical ventilator for days at a time, their lungs react to the pressure generated by the ventilator with an out-of-control immune response that can lead to excessive inflammation, new research ...More
    July 19, 2012 Posted in News
  • Study Shows How Aging Impairs Immune Response
    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have uncovered one of the mechanisms by which aging may compromise the ability of the immune system to fight infections and respond to vaccines. The study, conducted in aging mice, shows that ...More
    July 18, 2012 Posted in News