News tagged with protective immunity
(Medical Xpress)—Inflammatory response plays a major role in both health protection and disease generation. While the symptoms of disease-related inflammatory response have been know, scientists have not ...
Inflammatory disorders Feb 23, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (10) | 4 |
Leukemic cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (L-CTCL) is a leukemia arising from T-cells, a type of white blood cell. This cancer can involve the skin and other organs, and patients often die within three years.
Medical research Jan 25, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Very recently, researchers discovered an important population of immune cells called memory T cells living in parts of the body that are in contact with the environment (e.g., skin, lung, GI tract). How these "resident" memory ...
Immunology Feb 29, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new study reveals that just as different soldiers in the field have different jobs, subsets of a type of immune cell that polices the barriers of the body can promote unique and opposite immune responses against the same ...
Medical research Jul 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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 |
Seasonal epidemics of influenza result in nearly 36,000 deaths annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Current vaccines against the influenza virus elicit an antibody response specific ...
Medical research Mar 14, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Thursday warned of a major new foot-and-mouth outbreak in Egypt which could threaten the whole of North Africa and the Middle East.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
An intranasal vaccine that includes four weakened strains of influenza could do a better job in protecting children from the flu than current vaccines, Saint Louis University research shows.
Immunology Apr 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Clinician researchers in China have developed a vaccine that acts simultaneously against HIV-1 and M. tuberculosis (Mtb). An estimated 14 million people worldwide are coinfected with the two pathogens. The research is published ...
Immunology May 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Apichai Tuanyok dedicated several years to working on a bacterial pathogen in Canada, but his breakthrough occurred in Flagstaff with an unexpected finding on a routine lab report.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered how a common diarrhea-causing bacterium sends the body's natural defenses into overdrive, actually intensifying illness while fighting infection.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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
Preclinical, laboratory studies suggest a novel immunotherapy could potentially work like a vaccine against metastatic cancers, according to scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. Results from ...
Cancer Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In infected individuals, HIV mutates rapidly to escape recognition by immune cells. This process of continuous evolution is the main obstacle to natural immunity and the development of an effective vaccine. A new study published ...
Immunology Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |