News tagged with cell responses
A study spearheaded by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist has tracked the trajectories of key immune cells in response to short-term stress and traced, in great detail, how hormones triggered by such stress ...
Immunology Jun 21, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (7) | 0 |
It has long been known that cancer is a disease of aging, but a molecular link between the two has remained elusive.
Cancer Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers have identified the primary player of the biochemical bugle call that musters the body's defenders against viral infection.
Medical research Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
New research shows that an enzyme that has long been considered relatively useless to the immune response instead has an important role in setting up immune cells to kill infection-causing bacteria.
Immunology Jun 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists at the Babraham Institute have gained a new understanding of how the growth of the placenta is regulated before birth, which has important implications for a healthy pregnancy. The research, published today (10 ...
Medical research Jun 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Skin cancer patients whose childhood included periods of neglect or maltreatment are at a much greater risk for their cancers to return when they face a major stressful event, based on a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 04, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
After being infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in a laboratory study, rhesus macaques that had more of a certain type of immune cell in their gut than others had much lower levels of the virus in their blood, ...
HIV & AIDS May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A small, external bioreactor holding human cells pumped out an anti-inflammatory protein to prevent organ damage and other complications in a rat with acute inflammation caused by bacterial products in a model of sepsis, ...
Inflammatory disorders May 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Three new studies confirm that the drug lenalidomide can significantly lengthen the time that people with multiple myeloma experience no worsening of their disease, either after having a stem ...
Cancer May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The function of the mitochondria – also defined as "power plants" within the cells – is essential as to whether, and how, some chemotherapeutic agents take effect in tissue. Scientists at the Helmholtz ...
Cancer May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—As the bird flu outbreak in China worsens, a Purdue University expert is working on vaccines that offer broader protection against multiple strains of the virus.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have uncovered mutations in the phosphatase Wip1 that enable cancer cells to foil the tumor suppressor p53, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The results could provide a new ...
Cancer May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Just as a uniform helps distinguish a soldier from a police officer, scientists use proteins that immune cells wear on their surfaces to determine their job in the body. T cells, for example, that display ...
Immunology Apr 26, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Two-pronged approach to immune activation could lead to vaccines that effectively shut down tumor expansion
Tumor cells often express proteins that set them apart from their healthy neighbors. These very same proteins can also help the immune system to recognize and destroy the cancer. Several research groups and ...
Cancer Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A major international research study involving Murdoch University has found that individuals born with high numbers of a receptor known as HLA-C on their cells can naturally inhibit HIV.
HIV & AIDS Apr 05, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0