News tagged with immune system
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In the last few decades, scientists have come to attribute an immunological explanation to many cancers. It is now thought that tumors rise up routinely in the body but that a healthy immune ...
Immunology Feb 27, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 2
In research that could one day improve the success of stem cell transplants and chemotherapy, scientists have found that distinct niches exist in bone marrow to nurture different types of blood stem cells.
Medical research Feb 24, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A drug that is currently used for cancer can relieve and slow down the progression of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) in rats, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE. The discovery, which ...
Medical research Feb 21, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers have launched an early-stage human clinical trial of two related candidate vaccines to prevent infection with Shigella, bacteria that are a significant cause of diarrheal illness, particularly among children. The Ph ...
Medications Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made important advances in understanding why our immune system can attack our own tissues resulting in eye and kidney diseases. It is hoped the research will pave the way for ...
Immunology Feb 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Although physical activity can help boost your immune system, people who are sick should tone down their workout or skip it altogether, experts advise.
Health Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay)—Some people seem to catch a cold every few weeks while others appear immune. Now a preliminary study suggests that the protective "caps" on your chromosomes could partly explain the mystery.
Medical research Feb 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
As blood stem cells age, changes in the epigenome—the system that regulates which genes are switched on and which are switched off throughout the body—alter these cells in ways that lead to reduced immune ...
Medical research Feb 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 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
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and the Mossakowski Medical Research Centre in Warsaw, Poland, have found that nonself-donated cells (allografts) better survive implantation into the brains ...
Medical research Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Georgia Regents University Cancer Center are investigating a new avenue of treatment to help boost poor pancreatic cancer survival rates.
Cancer Feb 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Concerns and anxieties about one's close relationships appear to function as a chronic stressor that can compromise immunity, according to new research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Pomalyst (pomalidomide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat cases of multiple myeloma that have not responded to other therapies.
Medications Feb 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The RAS pathway is a cellular signaling pathway that regulates growth and development in humans. RASopathies are a group of diseases characterized by defects in RAS signaling.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have demonstrated a new strategy for treating autoimmune disease that successfully blocked the development of rheumatoid arthritis in a mouse model. They say it holds promise for improved ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Feb 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |