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Immune System

  • Researchers Identify Key Molecular Step to Fending Off Viruses
    UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have determined how a protein that normally latches onto molecules inside cells and marks them for destruction also gives life to the body’s immune response against viruses.The researchers discovered that a certain form of ...More
    April 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • Bacteria in Household Dust May Help or Hinder Childhood Asthma
    Bacterial populations found in household dust may determine whether or not a child living in that home develops asthma according to research published in the April 2010 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.Recent studies have shown household dust to ...More
    April 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Model Tracks the Immune Response to a T
    Using T cells primed for the infectious disease toxoplasmosis, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research researchers have created novel mouse models of the immune system that more accurately reflect how immune cells actually respond to pathogens in their ...More
    April 8, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Researchers Discover Fundamental Step in Immune-System Development
    Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a fundamental step in the development of the immune system, one that allows B cells to mature and fight disease by producing effective antibodies.Immunologist Roberta Pelanda, PhD, and her colleagues have demonstrated ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Optimism Boosts the Immune System
    Feeling better about the future might help you feel better for real. In a new study, psychological scientists Suzanne Segerstrom of the University of Kentucky and Sandra Sephton of the University of Louisville studied how law students' expectations about the future affected ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Poorly Understood Cell Plays Role in Immunity Against the Flu
    A new understanding of a certain cell in the immune system may help guide scientists in creating better flu vaccines, report researchers from the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Immune Disease Institute at Children's Hospital Boston (PCMM/IDI). Reporting ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Immune System May Offer Way to Stop Infection-Caused Inflammation
    Treating virulent influenza, sepsis and other potentially deadly infections long has focused on looking for ways to kill viruses and bacteria. But new research from the University of Utah (U of U) and Utah State University shows that modulating the body's own overeager ...More
    March 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Identify Immune Cells That Fight Parasites May Promote Allergies and Asthma
    Millions of people in both the developing and developed world may benefit from new immune-system research findings from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The Penn Vet researchers, studying how the immune system operates, have discovered a ...More
    March 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Viral Infections May be Contributing Factor in Onset of Gluten Intolerance
    Recent research findings indicate a possible connection between virus infections, the immune system and the onset of gluten intolerance, also known as celiac disease. A research project in the Academy of Finland's Research Program on Nutrition, Food and Health (ELVIRA) has ...More
    March 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researcher Introduces a Novel In Vitro Model for Light-Induced Wound Healing
    Today, during the 39th annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research, convening in Washington, D.C., lead researcher C. Millan of the U.S. Army Dental Corps in Martinez, Ga., will present a poster of a study titled, "A Novel In Vitro Model for Light-Induced ...More
    March 4, 2010 Posted in News