Immune Response


  • Researchers Identify Key Proteins Influencing Major Immune Strategies
    New research from the Masonic Cancer Center, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota Center for Immunology has identified key proteins that influence immune response strategies, a finding that could influence new vaccination approaches. The study, ...More
    October 28, 2013 Posted in News
  • Flu Virus Wipes Out Immune System's First Responders to Establish Infection
    Revealing influenza’s truly insidious nature, Whitehead Institute scientists have discovered that the virus is able to infect its host by first killing off the cells of the immune system that are actually best equipped to neutralize the virus. Confronted with a harmful ...More
    October 21, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop Model to Study Immune Response to Helicobacter pylori
    Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have developed a new large animal model to study how the immune system interacts with the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori, the leading cause of peptic ulcer disease. The discovery in the October edition of the ...More
    September 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover How Immune System Performance is Enhanced
    Melbourne researchers have found that even our immune system is subject to performance enhancement, giving immune cells the boost they need to ensure the best team is selected to fight infections. The discovery could help in developing new treatments for blood diseases such ...More
    September 23, 2013 Posted in News
  • Novel Mechanism Discovered in First Line of Immune Defense
    Scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered a new defense mechanism that the immune system utilizes to combat infections. The team’s discovery of how a novel protein unexpectedly activates an ...More
    September 10, 2013 Posted in News
  • Potent Mechanism Helps Viruses Shut Down Body's Defense System Against Infection
    Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a powerful mechanism by which viruses such as influenza, West Nile and dengue evade the body's immune response and infect humans with these potentially deadly diseases. The findings may provide ...More
    August 14, 2013 Posted in News
  • Helper Cells Aptly Named in Battle with Invading Pathogens
    By tracking the previously unknown movements of a set of specialized cells, Whitehead Institute scientists are shedding new light on how the immune system mounts a successful defense against hostile, ever-changing invaders. Central to the immune response is the activity ...More
    August 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • Overactive Immune Response Blocks Itself
    As part of the innate immune system natural killer cells (NK cells) play an important role in immune responses. For a long time they have been known as the first line of defense in the fight against infectious diseases. Therefore, researchers assumed that the body needs as ...More
    July 26, 2013 Posted in News
  • Prior Influenza Exposure Dictates Future Immunity
    A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has determined that it might be possible to stimulate the immune system against multiple strains of influenza virus by sequentially vaccinating individuals with distinct influenza strains isolated over the ...More
    July 15, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Identify New Source of Powerful Immunity Protein
    Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report the identification of a new cellular source for an important disease-fighting protein used in the body’s earliest response to infection. The protein interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) keeps viruses from replicating and stimulates ...More
    July 10, 2013 Posted in News