News tagged with immune system activation
Peptide molecules derived from the body's natural immune system can help boost the body's defence against life-threatening blood poisoning, joint University research has uncovered.
Medical research May 17, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In a manuscript published today in Immunity, scientists at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) and the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR) report the results of a comparative study of the mo ...
Immunology Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
'Rapid response' pathway for immune cell development may improve body's ability to fight recurring infectious threats
Efficient immune protection requires the ability to rapidly recognize intruders that the body has encountered in the past. This is achieved via 'memory' B cells, which develop following immune system activation ...
Medical research Feb 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An Inserm team in Dijon directed by François Ghiringhelli is to publish an article this week in the Nature Medicine review. The article suggests that two chemotherapy drugs frequently used to treat digestive and breast cancers ...
Immunology Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Changes in how genes in the immune system function may result in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of visual impairment in older adults, based on preliminary research conducted by ...
Immunology Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Research released today demonstrates how new scientific knowledge is driving innovative treatments for spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord damage is debilitating and life-altering, limiting or preventing movement and feeling ...
Neuroscience Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cannabis seems to ease the painful muscle stiffness typical of multiple sclerosis, indicate phase III trial results, published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Neuroscience Oct 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Between 2000 and 2008, the proportion of HIV-infected patients in the U.S. receiving effective treatment known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) increased, and HIV-infected patients appeared to be less infectious ...
HIV & AIDS Sep 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is thought to affect almost three million people in the UK. New research published in BioMed Central's open access ...
Genetics Aug 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—They haven't cured the common cold yet, but a nationwide "big science" team aims to identify new strategies for orchestrating immune responses to better fight disease.
Immunology Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Work stress doubles the risk of developing diabetes for women who have little or no control over what they do on the job, according to a new Canadian study.
Diabetes Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers have shown in mice how immune cells in the brain target and remove unused connections between brain cells during normal development. This research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, sheds light on ...
Neuroscience May 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A Kansas State University veterinary medicine student is investigating ways to improve horse vaccinations and defend them against pathogen challenges at an early age.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
UCLA researchers pinpointed a new mechanism that potently activates T-cells, the group of white blood cells that play a major role in fighting infections.
Medical research Mar 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Some monkeys can survive infection by SIV, a relative of HIV, and not develop AIDS. Their immune systems appear to display a pattern of "peaceful coexistence" rather than the all-out conflict provoked by HIV when it infects ...
HIV & AIDS Mar 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |