Immune Response

  • 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
  • Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of Link Between Immune System Irregularities and Autism
    Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) pioneered the study of the link between irregularities in the immune system and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism a decade ago. Since then, studies of postmortem brains and of individuals with autism, ...More
    July 17, 2012 Posted in News
  • Innate Immune System Protein Provides a New Target in War Against Bacterial Infections
    Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has identified a possible new approach to defeating bacterial infections by targeting an innate immune system component in a bid to invigorate the immune response. In this study, researchers demonstrated that ...More
    July 2, 2012 Posted in News
  • TB Treatment Paradox: Mouse Studies Show Body's Own Response Helps TB Bacteria Survive
    Inhibiting a key immune response in mice during initial multi-drug treatment for tuberculosis could — paradoxically — shorten treatment time for the highly contagious lung infection according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the Center for TB ...More
    June 28, 2012 Posted in News
  • Study Reveals Flu-Fighting Role for Well-Known Immune Component
    University of Georgia scientists have discovered a new flu-fighting role for a well-known component of the immune system. Kimberly Klonowski, assistant professor of cellular biology in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and her colleagues found that ...More
    June 26, 2012 Posted in News
  • Scientists Detect New Immune Alert Signal
    New discovery expands our knowledge as to when the mammalian cell detects an incoming viral attack – and what the cell does to protect the body. The new finding may improve vaccine efficiency and could provide better treatment of recurrent infections Researchers from Aarhus ...More
    June 22, 2012 Posted in News