Immune Response


  • New Analysis of Old HIV Vaccines Finds Potentially Protective Immune Response
    Applying the benefit of hindsight, researchers at Duke Medicine have reanalyzed the findings of two historic pediatric HIV vaccine trials with encouraging results. The vaccines had in fact triggered an antibody response -- now known to be associated with protection in ...More
    August 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • Antibiotics in Early Life May Alter Immunity in the Long Run
    New University of British Columbia research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on. Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, but antibiotic ...More
    August 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Gut Flora Influences HIV Immune Response
    Normal microorganisms in the intestines appear to play a pivotal role in how the HIV virus foils a successful attack from the body’s immune system, according to new research from Duke Medicine. The study, published Aug. 13, 2014, in the journal Cell Host & ...More
    August 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Transplantation Shown to Be Highly Effective in Treating Immune Deficiency in Children
    Babies who are born with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully treated with a transplant of blood-forming stem cells, according to experts led by Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Richard J. O’Reilly, MD, a pioneer in the development of transplant ...More
    August 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • Potential New Flu Drugs Target Immune Response, Not Virus
    The seriousness of disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus, itself. Turning down that response, rather than attacking the virus, might be a better way to reduce that severity, says Juliet Morrison of the University of ...More
    July 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Immune Function Predicts Infection Risk Among Child Trauma Patients
    Researchers studying critically ill children with traumatic injuries have identified an immune marker that predicts which patients are likely to develop a hospital-acquired infection. The study, led by clinician-scientists at Nationwide Children's Hospital and published ...More
    July 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Unsuspected Aspect of Immune Regulation is Revealed
    A discovery by Australian immunologists, uncovering an additional role for antibody-making B cells, is considered important enough by the American Association of Immunologists to rank it among the top 10 percent of articles in the latest issue of the Journal of ...More
    July 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover 'Invisibility Cloak' for Immune Cells
    The various cells in the immune system have to protect themselves from one another so that they don’t kill each other. Immune biologist Annette Oxenius and her team from ETH Zurich have now discovered a previously unknown mechanism that immune cells use to protect ...More
    June 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • Molecule Regulates Production of Antibacterial Agent Used by Immune Cells
    Researchers have discovered how a protein molecule in immune cells promotes the production of nitric oxide, a potent weapon in the cells’ arsenal to defend the body from bacterial attack. The protein may offer a target for reining in the inflammatory response, which ...More
    June 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • TB Dogma Upended: Even Uninfected Cells Trigger Immune Defenses
    Experimenting with mice, infectious disease experts at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that immune system cells uninfected with the bacterium that causes tuberculosis trigger immune system T cells to fight the disease. The findings upend the long-held scientific ...More
    June 12, 2014 Posted in News