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New histoplasmosis risk map

Histoplasmosis is a common lung infection caused by microscopic fungal spores that reside in soil. Most people who inhale the spores don't get sick, but for those with weakened immune systems, the infection can become severe. ...

Sep 24, 2018
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Why we're looking for cancer clues in urine

The human immune system is actually quite good at killing cancer cells. In fact, we believe it does so quite frequently. People who have AIDS or have had an organ transplant have suppressed immune systems and go on to develop ...

Sep 17, 2018
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Researchers testing new brain cancer vaccine

Rush University Medical Center is part of a new clinical trial testing whether an experimental vaccine can help patients' immune systems stop the spread of glioblastoma—an aggressive form of brain cancer with very few current ...

Sep 13, 2018
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When neurons turn against themselves

Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare autoimmune disease that primarily affects children and can lead to seizures. As the disease is resistant to drug treatments, it frequently requires surgical interventions to remove or disconnect ...

Aug 30, 2018
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Dramatic development of immune system after birth

As soon as a baby is born, its immune system starts to change dramatically in response to the pathogens in its new environment, a phenomenon that is common to all babies, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden write ...

Aug 23, 2018
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