News tagged with immune system cells
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A type of immune cell found in the small intestine plays a previously unsuspected role in monitoring antigens circulating in the bloodstream. The findings from a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers clarify ...
Immunology Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
US doctors say they have saved a seven-year-old girl who was close to dying from leukemia by pioneering the use of an unlikely ally: a modified form of the HIV virus.
Medical research Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (13) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have identified the key gene in ensuring that our immune defences develop infection-fighting cells. No cells of the adaptive immune system ...
Immunology Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
New research shows that the addition of the oral anti-cancer agent vorinostat to standard therapy given before, during, and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may safely reduce the incidence and severity ...
Medical research Dec 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have discovered an immune system 'kill switch' that destroys blood stem cells when the body is under severe stress, such as that induced by chemotherapy and systemic infections.
Immunology Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Natural killer cells, as part of the body´s immune system, can effectively fight cancer. Unfortunately, they quickly lose their aggressiveness and hence are unable to reject solid tumors. Scientists from the German Cancer ...
Cancer Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Varieties of HIV that replicate more quickly can cause infected individuals' immune systems to decline faster, new research demonstrates. The results were published by the journal PLOS Pathogens.
HIV & AIDS Dec 06, 2012 | 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
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that the response of natural killer (NK) cells is detrimental to glioblastoma virotherapy, a novel way of treating malignant brain cancer by injecting a virus into the tumor. ...
Cancer Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers discover how the deadly malaria parasite evades the immune system, make progress toward developing a cure
(Medical Xpress)—More than a million people die each year of malaria caused by different strains of the Plasmodium parasite transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito. The medical world has yet to find an effective ...
Medical research Dec 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
When you get an acute infection, such as influenza, the body generally responds with a coordinated response of immune-cell proliferation and attack that rapidly clears the pathogen. Then, their mission done, the immune system ...
Medical research Nov 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Traffic cops of the immune system: Molecule called IKBNS in charge of regulatory immune cell maturation
A certain type of immune cell—the regulatory T cell, or Treg for short—is in charge of putting on the brakes on the immune response. In a way, this cell type might be considered the immune system's traffic cops.
Immunology Nov 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TRSI) are fueling the future of cancer treatment by improving a powerful tool in disease defense: the body's immune system. By revealing a novel but widespread cell signaling ...
Medical research Nov 27, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
High-resolution real-time images show in mice how nerves may be damaged during the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis. The results suggest that the critical step happens when fibrinogen, a blood-clotting ...
Medical research Nov 27, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A newly discovered gene that is essential for embryo survival could also hold the key to treating and potentially controlling chronic infections such as HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis.
Immunology Nov 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |