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Immune System

  • How Do Ebola Virus Proteins Released in Exosomes Affect the Immune System?
    Cells infected by the deadly Ebola virus may release viral proteins such as VP40 packaged in exosomes, which, as new research indicates, can affect immune cells throughout the body impairing their ability to combat the infection and to seek out and destroy hidden virus. The ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Latest Genomic Technology Uncovers Secrets of Immune System's Response to Malaria
    Scientists have revealed for the first time how immature mouse immune cells, called T cells, choose which type of skills they will develop to fight malaria infection. Reported today in Science Immunology, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, European ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Research Could Lead to Better Vaccines and New Antivirals
    Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response--the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study, published recently in Nature Microbiology, suggests that therapeutics ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Research Explains Why a Common Bacterium Can Produce Severe Illness
    As much as we try to avoid it, ­we are constantly sharing germs with those around us. But even when two people have the same infection, the resulting illnesses can be dramatically different -- mild for one person, severe or even life-threatening for the other. Now, new ...More
    February 23, 2017 Posted in News
  • Understanding How HIV Evades the Immune System
    Researchers from Monash University in Australia and Cardiff University in the UK have come a step further in understanding how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) evades the immune system. ...More
    February 21, 2017 Posted in News
  • Scientists Monitor Crosstalk Between Intestinal Microbes and Immune System
    The human gut is home to some 100 trillion bacteria, comprising between 250 and 500 species. This astounding array of organisms, collectively known as the gut microbiome, is a powerful regulator of disease and health and has been implicated in conditions ranging from ...More
    February 17, 2017 Posted in News
  • Baby's Sex Plays a Role in Pregnant Women's Immunity
    Women have claimed for years that their bodies react differently whether they're pregnant with a male or female baby. Some studies suggest that a baby's sex could play a role in why some women report differences with morning sickness, cravings and other symptoms based on ...More
    February 15, 2017 Posted in News
  • Immune Cell Study Prompts Scientists to Rethink How to Tackle Infections
    Fresh insights into how immune cells are regulated could signal a new approach to tackling infections. Researchers have found that oxygen levels in the body can profoundly change the way immune cells behave. Scientists say the findings pave the way for new therapies that ...More
    February 14, 2017 Posted in News
  • Infection Defense: Call for Support by Killer Cells
    A few days after a viral infection, countless killer cells swarm out to track down and kill infected body cells. In this way, they are highly effective at preventing pathogens from being able to spread further. An international research team has now explained an important ...More
    February 9, 2017 Posted in News
  • White Blood Cells Push Their Way Through Barriers to Get to Infection Sites
    One of the mysteries of the living body is the movement of cells – not just in the blood, but through cellular and other barriers. New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science has shed light on the subject, especially on the movement of immune cells that race to ...More
    January 31, 2017 Posted in News
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