Scientists have discovered that fat cells in the knee secrete a protein linked to arthritis, a finding that paves the way for new gene therapies that could offer relief and mobility to millions worldwide.
Arthritis & Rheumatism May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a 'molecular hoover' with the potential to prevent autoimmune conditions.
Medical research May 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
When a virus such as influenza invades our bodies, interferon proteins are among the first immune molecules produced to fight off the attack. Interferon can also play a role in suppressing tumor growth and ...
Medical research Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Researchers have discovered a cellular pathway that promotes inflammation in diseases like asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and multiple sclerosis. Understanding the details of this pathway ...
Inflammatory disorders Oct 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered that a pair of molecules work together to kill so-called 'self-reactive' immune cells that are programmed to attack the body's own organs. ...
Immunology Sep 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified specific cellular events that appear key to lupus, a debilitating autoimmune disease that afflicts tens of millions of people worldwide. The ...
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
In type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, but the precise cause has not been clear. A study published by Cell Press on March 5th in Cell Metabolism reveals that a ...
Genetics Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists are getting closer to a Chagas disease vaccine, something many believed impossible only 10 years ago. Research from the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston ...
Medications Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Research sheds light on important role of autophagy, or self-eating cells, in developing new anti-inflammatory therapies
Research just carried out in the Immunology Research Centre, led by Dr James Harris, based in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin, shows that the process of autophagy regulates the production ...
Medical research Oct 24, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Newborn babies' immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research.
Neuroscience Apr 08, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
In the limited time of an office visit, how can a primary care physician make the case to parents that their child should be vaccinated? During National Infant Immunization Week, a Mayo Clinic vaccine expert and a pediatrician ...
Immunology Apr 23, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1
Vitamin D levels are significantly lower in patients with recurrent inflammatory spinal cord disease, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Neurology.
Neuroscience Nov 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- A new type of treatment may be on the horizon for people with moderate to severe cases of the chronic skin condition known as psoriasis.
Immunology Mar 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
B cells can generate different 'classes' of antibodies, each of which carries a specific type of protein chain that triggers a specific downstream cascade of immune responses. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies, ...
Immunology Feb 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—People who have type 1 diabetes are more likely than others to develop an autoimmune thyroid condition.
Diabetes Mar 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0