News tagged with human immune system

Sleeping sickness by stealth

(Medical Xpress)—Stealth is a well-known concept in military tactics. Almost since the invention of radar, the hunt began for counter-technologies to hide aircraft and missiles from detection – most successfully ...

Feb 05, 2013
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How the immune system fights off malaria

The parasites that cause malaria are exquisitely adapted to the various hosts they infect—so studying the disease in mice doesn't necessarily reveal information that could lead to drugs effective against ...

Jan 13, 2014
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Study casts light on deadly immune response

(Medical Xpress)—Examining a case study of near-death experiences for six healthy men who volunteered to test an experimental drug in London has yielded important insights into potentially deadly over-reactions ...

Mar 19, 2013
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Immune system molecule with hidden talents

Dendritic cells, or DCs for short, perform a vital role for the immune system: They engulf pathogens, break them down into their component parts, and then display the pieces on their surface. This in turn ...

Jan 22, 2013
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Researchers building melanoma vaccine to combat skin cancer

Mayo Clinic researchers have trained mouse immune systems to eradicate skin cancer from within, using a genetic combination of human DNA from melanoma cells and a cousin of the rabies virus. The strategy, called cancer immunotherapy, ...

Mar 19, 2012
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