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Estrogen worsens allergic reactions in mice

Estradiol, a type of estrogen, enhances the levels and activity in mice of an enzyme that drives life-threatening allergic reactions, according to researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...

Dec 29, 2014
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Skin microbes trigger specific immune responses

New research in mice shows that the immune system in the skin develops distinct responses to the various microbes that naturally colonize the skin, referred to as commensals. A team led by scientists at the National Institute ...

Jan 05, 2015
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Researchers identify new genetic immune disorder

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a new immune disorder—DOCK2 deficiency—named after the mutated gene responsible for the disease. An international team of collaborators studied ...

Jun 17, 2015
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HIV reservoirs remain obstacles to cure

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has proven lifesaving for people infected with HIV; however, the medications are a lifelong necessity for most HIV-infected individuals and present practical, logistical, economic ...

May 19, 2015
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