Mayo Clinic researchers have identified an immune system deficiency whose presence shows someone is up to four times likelier to die than a person without it. The glitch involves an antibody molecule called a free light chain; ...
Immunology Jun 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement ...
Medical research May 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Recent work in mice suggested that the immune system is involved in removing beta-amyloid, the main Alzheimer's-causing substance in the brain. Researchers have now shown for the first time that this may apply in humans.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 25, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are molecules produced in the skin to fend off infection-causing microbes. Vitamin D has been credited with a role in their production and in the body's overall immune response, ...
Medical research May 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Infectious diseases -- both old and new -- continue to exact a devastating toll, causing some 13 million fatalities per year around the world.
Medical research May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Breast cancer patients whose tumors express high levels of genes related to immune response are more likely to have their tumor completely eradicated by pre-operative chemotherapy compared to patients with low expression ...
Cancer May 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene.
Health May 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Caring for a wife with breast cancer can have a measurable negative effect on men's health, even years after the cancer diagnosis and completion of treatment, according to recent research.
Health Apr 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Immunity experts at the University of Birmingham have found biological evidence to suggest that bereavement lowers physical immunity, putting older people at risk of life-threatening infections..
Immunology Mar 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Music has a fundamental affect on humans. It can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, provide a distraction from pain, and improve the results of clinical therapy. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...
Cardiology Mar 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
The third most deadly disease in the U.S., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), appears to be partly driven by the action of immune cells circulating in the blood entering into the tissues of the lungs. UC Davis ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Among patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing living-related kidney transplants, the use of bone-marrow derived mesenchymal (cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types) stem cells instead of antibody ...
Medical research Mar 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new article in The Quarterly Review of Biology helps explain why the immune system often makes us worse while trying to make us well.
Immunology Mar 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
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, ...
Cancer Mar 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (11) | 0 |
A paper published online today in Nature describes the results of using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in models of Rett Syndrome. The procedure arrested many severe sympto ...
Immunology Mar 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |