Immune Response


  • Vitamin A Supplementation May Cause the Immune System to Forget Past Infections
    Although vitamin A supplementation can have profound health benefits when someone is deficient, new evidence is emerging to show that vitamin A supplementation above and beyond normal levels may have negative health consequences. A new research report published in the July ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • Disabling Infection-Fighting Immune Response Speeds Up Wound Healing
    One of the body's tools for fighting off infection in a wound may actually slow down the healing process, according to new research by a team of Harvard University, Boston Children's Hospital, and Penn State University scientists. In a study published online in Nature ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Immune System Needs Battle-Ready T Cells
    Just as militaries need to have trained, experienced soldiers ready for future wars, making sure that the immune system has enough battle-ready T cells on hand is important for fast-acting, more effective vaccines, according to Penn State researchers. In a study of immune ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Vitamin D Can Improve Immune Response to HIV-1
    Vitamin D plays an important part in the human immune response and deficiency can leave individuals less able to fight infections like HIV-1. Now an international team of researchers has found that high-dose vitamin D supplementation can reverse the deficiency and also ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Mechanism That Attacks Viral Infections is Discovered
    An innovative mechanism that the innate immune system uses to control viral infections has been uncovered by researchers at the University Medical Centers in Mainz and Freiburg. Central to this is the discovery that two different but related elements of the immune system ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • How a Gut Feeling for Infection Programs Our Immune Response
    An unexpected finding by an international team of scientists based at the University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health has shed new light on how immune cells are programmed to either repair or protect the body. It is hoped that the discovery will inform the ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Frontline Immune Cells Can Travel for Help
    A new Australian study shows that cells which form the bulk of our fast-acting 'innate' immune system behave differently, depending on whether an injury is infected or not. It is well known that paparazzi-like neutrophils swarm to sites of injury within minutes to undertake ...More
    May 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Provide Insight Into How We Protect Ourselves From Certain Bacteria and Fungi
    Australian scientists have shown that a specific gene determines the development and function of important cells that bridge the gap between our fast-acting 'innate' and slower-acting 'adaptive' immune systems. STAT3, as it's known, helps shield us against a variety of ...More
    May 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Sheds New Light on a Crucial Enzyme for Immune Response
    A new study by immunology researchers at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) led by Javier M. Di Noia, PhD, sheds light on a mechanism affecting AID, a crucial enzyme for the immune response. The scientific breakthrough, published in the latest issue of ...More
    April 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Worms and Germs Lead to Better Immune Function
    A growing body of evidence in the medical community holds that greater diversity of bacteria and even worms in the digestive tract offers protection against a variety of allergic and autoimmune problems. Germs from healthy people can be used to heal people with digestive ...More
    April 9, 2015 Posted in News
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