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Immune System


  • Immune Cells in the Lung Keep Legionella at Bay
    Immunologists and microbiologists from the University of Melbourne's Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity -- a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital -- have ...More
    June 16, 2016 Posted in News
  • Flu-Like Symptoms in Pregnant Women Could Affect Babies
    Babies born to mothers whose immune systems had to grapple with a viral assault -- even a mild one -- have increased risk of brain and central nervous system abnormalities, according to a new study. A USC-led team of researchers examined how the immune systems of pregnant ...More
    June 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • Novel Role for Spleen B Cells in Inflammatory Response to Bacterial Toxins
    The inability to adequately respond to infection can cause a whole-body state of inflammation known as sepsis. This can eventually lead to systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and even death. White blood cells known as B lymphocytes (B cells) produce antibodies ...More
    May 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover Molecular Mechanism for Generating Specific Antibody Responses
    Follicular helper T cells (Tfh cells), a rare type of T cells, are indispensable for the maturation of antibody-producing B cells. They promote the proliferation of B cells that produce highly selective antibodies against invading pathogens while weeding out those that ...More
    May 2, 2016 Posted in News
  • Gut Microbiomes of Infants Have an Impact on Autoimmunity
    Exposure to pathogens early in life is beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system. Over the past few decades, the healthcare community has observed an intriguing phenomenon: diseases related to the immune system -- type 1 diabetes, and other ...More
    April 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • Newly Identified Host Defense Mechanism Protects Cells From Viral Infection
    A new study to understand why viral particles tend to accumulate in a specific location around a cell's nucleus in the first several hours after viral infection has shown this phenomenon to be a novel defense mechanism used by cells to block nuclear entry and limit the ...More
    April 20, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Research Explains Why HIV is Not Cleared by the Immune System
    Scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a human (host) protein that weakens the immune response to HIV and other viruses. The findings, published today in Cell Host ...More
    April 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • Multiple Tattoos Can Strengthen Your Immunological Responses
    Receiving multiple tattoos can strengthen your immunological responses, potentially making you heartier in fighting off common infections, according to research by a trio of University of Alabama scholars. However, receiving a single tattoo can, at least temporarily, lower ...More
    March 8, 2016 Posted in News
  • Immune Factor Allows Viral Infections to Become Chronic
    Many viral diseases tend to become chronic - including infections with the HI virus. In persons affected, the immune response is not sufficient to eliminate the virus permanently. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now identified an immune factor which is partially ...More
    March 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • Immune System Compound Combats Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    Babies at risk of a serious lung infection could be helped by a therapy based on the body's natural immune defenses. Scientists have found that a compound produced by the body's immune system can kill the virus that causes the disease, known as respiratory syncytial virus ...More
    March 7, 2016 Posted in News