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Immune System

  • Study Identifies Genetic Risk for Hyperinflammatory Disorder From Viral Infection
    A group of people with fatal H1N1 flu died after their viral infections triggered a deadly hyperinflammatory disorder in susceptible individuals with gene mutations linked to the overactive immune response, according to a study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. ...More
    November 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vitamin D Deficiency May Limit Immune Recovery in HIV-Positive Adults
    A University of Georgia researcher has found that low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults. Those with human immunodeficiency virus--commonly known as HIV--often struggle with declining health because their immune systems can't ...More
    November 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • Research Could Help in the Fight Against Infection, Cancer and Allergies
    New research has uncovered an important mechanism in the drive to understand immunological processes that protect us against infection, allergy and cancer. Researchers from medicine, chemistry and biological sciences in the University's Institute for Life Science (IfLS) ...More
    November 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • JEDI Technology Awakens New Understanding of How Immune System Works
    When it comes to fending off disease and helping prevent people from falling ill, the body’s immune system – armed with T-cells that help eliminate cancer cells, virus-infected cells and more – is second to none. But exactly how the immune system works ...More
    November 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Candidate Supports Immunity Where It Matters Most
    Almost all infections make us sick by getting past our first line of defense – the sticky mucous surfaces that line our mouths, our eyes, our lungs and our guts. Once through, it's up to the immune cells that reside in our bodies to fight the disease. Now researchers ...More
    October 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • Alerting the Immune System's Watchmen to Improve Vaccines
    Like all vaccines, the flu shot trains the immune system to fend off infection, but some need help to produce the full effect. Today, in ACS Central Science, researchers report a new way to help improve vaccines using molecules that more effectively direct the immune ...More
    October 28, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Explore Natural Molecule's Potential to Aid Immune Response
    The environment can make all the difference in behavior -- even at the cellular level. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered even a small shift in environmental factors can change how a cell in the immune system matures. They published ...More
    October 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover How Sendai Virus Escapes the Host Immune System
    A research group at Hiroshima University demonstrated the mechanism by which the Sendai virus (SeV) escapes the host immune system. The researchers examined the crystal structure of the complex of SeV C protein and transcription factor STAT1, and found that SeV C protein ...More
    October 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • Deadly Bacteria Stiff-Arm the Immune System
    The most severe Group A Streptococcus (strep) infections are often the work of one particularly nefarious strain known as M1T1, named in part for the type of tentacle-like M protein projecting from the bacterium’s surface. While many previous studies proposed ways M1 ...More
    October 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Cell Marker Enables Prognosis About the Course of Infections
    When a pathogen invades the body, specific cells in the human immune system are ready to take immediate action in order to destroy it. The molecular characteristics of these killer cells were unknown until recently. Now, for the first time, a team from the Technical ...More
    October 1, 2015 Posted in News