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Suicide Handshakes

‘Suicide Handshakes’ Kill Precursor T Cells that Pose Autoimmune Dangers

A person reaches out for a handshake; the other person takes their hand with two hands and tugs then dies as a consequence. That’s...
allergic asthma

Pathway to Resolve Allergic Asthma Is Discovered

A group of Brazilian researchers succeeded in preventing allergic asthma from progressing in experimental models by increasing the amount of a protein. This increase...
obesity and cancer

Scientists Shine New Light on Link Between Obesity and Cancer

Scientists have made a major discovery that shines a new, explanatory light on the link between obesity and cancer. Their research confirms why the...
maverick immune cells

Two-Pronged Device Enables Maverick Immune Cells to Identify and Kill Cancers

Immune cells called Gamma Delta T cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, defying the conventional view of the immune system,...
gum disease

New Antibiotic Shows Great Promise for Treating Gum Disease

A new antibiotic being developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine appears ideal for battling periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss...
Immunotherapy

New Immunotherapy Targeting Blood-Clotting Protein Protects Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease...

Normally, the blood protein fibrin does not enter the brain. But in several neurological disorders, the blood-brain barrier—which keeps large molecules in the blood...
sepsis

Researchers Discover Potential ‘Early Warning Markers’ for Sepsis

A multi-site research collaboration supported by a Technology Strategy Board Grant has shown that immune response signatures could be used as an early warning...
Asthma

Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

A new study led by UNC School of Medicine researchers indicates that ozone has a greater impact on asthma patients than previously thought. The study,...
Dietary Fiber

Dietary Fiber Reduces Brain Inflammation During Aging

As mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive...
leukemia

Researchers Lay the Foundation for Personalized Immune Treatments for Leukemia

New findings led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will help lay the foundation for developing highly personalized immune therapies...
Stress hormone

Stress Hormone Is Key Factor in Failure of Immune System to...

A team led by Dr Vadim Sumbayev, of the University’s Medway School of Pharmacy, found for the first time that blood/bone marrow cancer – acute myeloid leukemia...
autoimmune diseases

Study Advances Understanding of How Autoimmune Diseases Develop

The human immune system sometimes fails to recognize tissue and organs as healthy body parts and attacks them as if they were harmful invaders....
autism

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during...
vaccines for infants and newborns

Immune Discovery Should Lead to Improved Vaccines for Infants and Newborns

Scientists have just identified a class of ‘danger signals’ that are highly efficient at triggering an immune response in infants and newborns. They believe...
immune system

Your Immune System Holds the Line Against Repeat Invaders, Thanks to...

Memory T cells are a critical element of our immune system’s historical archive. To prevent repeat infections, these cells retain a record of germs...
cancer vaccine

Novel Cancer Vaccine Strategy Is Successfully Tested

By combining genetically modified tumor-derived cell lines, scientists in Campinas (São Paulo State, Brazil) have achieved promising results in the treatment of tumors in...
immune cell

Scientists Unearth Vital Link Between Fat, Immunity and Heat Regulation

Scientists have just made a surprising discovery involving fat and special immune cells that live within it -- it turns out that ‘gd T...
immune system

Your Immune System Holds the Line Against Repeat Invaders, Thanks to...

Memory T cells are a critical element of our immune system’s historical archive. To prevent repeat infections, these cells retain a record of germs...
Peanut Allergies

Vaccine Suppresses Peanut Allergies in Mice

Just three monthly doses of a nasal vaccine protected the mice from allergic reactions upon exposure to peanut, according to research from the Mary H....
Anxiety

Anxiety Is Infectious

Often when you come down with a heavy cold or the flu, you don’t just feel sick, you feel downright miserable. RIKEN researchers have...