Immune System

  • Why Do Infants Get Sick So Often?
    Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System are helping to quell parents’ worry about why infants seem to get sick so often. ...More
    August 7, 2012 Posted in News
  • Bacteria-Immune System 'Fight' Can Lead to Chronic Diseases, Study Suggests
    Results from a study conducted at Georgia State University suggest that a "fight" between bacteria normally living in the intestines and the immune system, kicked off by another type of bacteria, may be linked to two types of chronic disease. The study suggests that the ...More
    August 2, 2012 Posted in News
  • NIH Team Describes Protective Role of Skin Microbiota
    A research team at the National Institutes of Health has found that bacteria that normally live in the skin may help protect the body from infection. As the largest organ of the body, the skin represents a major site of interaction with microbes in the environment. Although ...More
    July 26, 2012 Posted in News
  • 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
  • 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
  • Preventing the Immune System from Going Haywire During Sepsis
    Septic shock is the most severe outcome associated with pathogen infection in the bloodstream. It is a life-threatening condition invariably leading to multiple organ dysfunctions. Currently, septic shock is one of the most frequent causes of death in intensive care units ...More
    July 2, 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
  • 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