Immune System


  • Researchers Discover Immune Pathway
    Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have now discovered an important mechanism behind one of our most fundamental lines of immune function. The discovery has been published in the Journal of Immunology. In collaboration with colleagues from the U.S. and Turkey, ...More
    November 6, 2012 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover How the Body Uses Vitamin B to Recognize Bacterial Infection
    An Australian research team has discovered how specialized immune cells recognize products of vitamin B synthesis that are unique to bacteria and yeast, triggering the body to fight infection. The finding opens up potential targets to improve treatments or to develop a ...More
    October 10, 2012 Posted in News
  • Early Activation of Immune Response Could Lead to Better Vaccines
    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a new “first response” mechanism that the immune system uses to respond to infection. The findings challenge the current understanding of immunity and could lead to new strategies for ...More
    September 4, 2012 Posted in News
  • 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