Immune System


  • How the Immune System Controls the Human Biological Clock in Times of Infection
    An important link between the human body clock and the immune system has relevance for better understanding inflammatory and infectious diseases, discovered collaborators at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Trinity College, Dublin. In a ...More
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  • Frontline Immune Cells Can Travel for Help
    A new Australian study shows that cells which form the bulk of our fast-acting 'innate' immune system behave differently, depending on whether an injury is infected or not. It is well known that paparazzi-like neutrophils swarm to sites of injury within minutes to undertake ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Provide Insight Into How We Protect Ourselves From Certain Bacteria and Fungi
    Australian scientists have shown that a specific gene determines the development and function of important cells that bridge the gap between our fast-acting 'innate' and slower-acting 'adaptive' immune systems. STAT3, as it's known, helps shield us against a variety of ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Sheds New Light on a Crucial Enzyme for Immune Response
    A new study by immunology researchers at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM) led by Javier M. Di Noia, PhD, sheds light on a mechanism affecting AID, a crucial enzyme for the immune response. The scientific breakthrough, published in the latest issue of ...More
    April 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Mushrooms Boost Immunity
    Could a mushroom a day help keep the doctor away? A new University of Florida study shows increased immunity in people who ate a cooked shiitake mushroom every day for four weeks. Of the thousands of mushroom species globally, about 20 are used for culinary purposes. ...More
    April 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Human Immune System Can Control Re-Awakened HIV, Suggesting Cure is Possible
    The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new research led by UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The 'kick and kill' ...More
    April 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Worms and Germs Lead to Better Immune Function
    A growing body of evidence in the medical community holds that greater diversity of bacteria and even worms in the digestive tract offers protection against a variety of allergic and autoimmune problems. Germs from healthy people can be used to heal people with digestive ...More
    April 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Herpesvirus Activates RIG-I Receptor to Evade Body's Immune System
    Using herpesvirus, molecular immunologists from the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a cellular process that activates a critical immune defense against pathogens, which could have implications for developing drugs ...More
    April 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • Anticancer Drug Can Spur Immune System to Fight Bacterial Infections
    Low doses of the anti-cancer drug imatinib can spur the bone marrow to produce more innate immune cells to fight against bacterial infections, Emory researchers have found. The results were published March 30, 2015 in the journal PLOS Pathogens. The findings suggest ...More
    April 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • How a Deadly Fungus Evades the Immune System
    New research from the University of Toronto has scientists re-thinking how a lethal fungus grows and kills immune cells. The study hints at a new approach to therapy for Candida albicans, one of the most common causes of bloodstream infections. Previously, scientists ...More
    March 31, 2015 Posted in News
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