Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How herpesviruses shape the immune system

Cytomegalovirus is widespread and remains in the body for a lifetime after infection. In healthy individuals, this virus is usually kept in check, but can become dangerous when the immune system is weakened or during pregnancy. ...

Immunology

Friends' vaping could pose danger to kids with asthma

(HealthDay)—Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition.

Immunology

Scientists develop new mouse model of Hirschsprung's disease

About one in every 5,000 babies is born without enteric neurons in the distal colon resulting in Hirschsprung's disease. Because of the missing neurons, contents of the gut cannot pass normally, resulting in constipation ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Immune cell defect stimulates Alzheimer's

Defects in the gene TREM2 are linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. The gene is required to activate immune cells called microglia in the brain, which help to eliminate the neurotoxic deposits that are typical ...

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