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Immune System

  • Researchers Uncover Approach for Possibly Eradicating HIV Infection
    Researchers from the newly established VGTI Florida and the University of Montreal have uncovered a possible method for eradicating HIV infection in the human body. The researchers have also revealed new information which demonstrates how HIV persists in the body -- even in ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Structures from Immune System’s Oldest Branch Shed Light on a Range of Diseases
    How molecules of the oldest branch of the human immune system have interconnected has remained a mystery. Now, two new structures, both involving a central component of an enzyme important to the complement system of the immune response, reveal how this system fights ...More
    June 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Promising Antimicrobial Attacks Virus, Stimulates Immune System
    A promising antimicrobial agent already known to kill bacteria can also kill viruses and stimulate the innate immune system, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. In a paper appearing online June 4 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Michael Howell, ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Marshals Immune System
    When you were a kid your mom poured it on your scraped finger to stave off infection. When you got older you might have even used it to bleach your hair. Now there’s another possible function for this over-the-counter colorless liquid: your body might be using ...More
    June 3, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Looking for New Antibiotics
    As the best drugs become increasingly resistant to superbugs, McMasterUniversity researchers have discovered a completely different way of looking for a new antibiotic.In a paper to be published published on May 29 in the journal Chemistry and Biology, with colleagues in ...More
    May 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Biochemical Signals Help Immune Cells Remember How to Fight Infection
    Immunology researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how two biochemical signals play unique roles in promoting the development of a group of immune cells employed as tactical assassins. In their initial response, these immune cells, known as cytotoxic T ...More
    May 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop New HIV Microbicide
    In what could be a major pharmaceutical breakthrough, research published online in The FASEB Journal describes how scientists from St George's, University of London have devised a one-two punch to stop HIV. First the report describes a new protein that can kill the virus ...More
    May 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Have New Treatment Option
    A new combination therapy of daily consensus interferon (CIFN) and ribavirin is effective for some people with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) who do not respond to standard therapy. The treatment works particularly well in interferon-sensitive patients who have lower fibrosis ...More
    May 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Partnership Aims to Reduce Infections Among Cancer Patients
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, the CDC and Amgen today announced the launch of a three-year campaign to reduce infections among cancer patients. The campaign will provide resources and educational tools to help patients, families and ...More
    May 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Unlocking the Mystery of Potentially Fatal Reaction to Smallpox Vaccine
    Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have pinpointed the cellular defect that increases the likelihood, among eczema sufferers, of developing eczema vaccinatum, a severe and potentially fatal reaction to the smallpox vaccine. The research, ...More
    May 26, 2009 Posted in News