Medical research

Some of your body's cells have a 'license to kill'

Millions of "natural killer cells" -- nature's first line of defense against cancer, viruses and other infectious microbes --- are on constant patrol inside your body.

Medical research

Think again about keeping little ones so squeaky clean

A new Northwestern University study suggests that American parents should ease up on antibacterial soap and perhaps allow their little ones a romp or two in the mud --- or at least a much better acquaintance with everyday ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals new approach for stopping herpes infections

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a novel strategy for preventing infections due to the highly common herpes simplex viruses, the microbes responsible for causing genital ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New technology helps fight deadly outbreaks

Sequencing the DNA of outbreak-causing microbes is nothing new -- but completing the entire process in a few short hours is.

Medical research

Hosts may use two systems in fight against infection

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over the last decade, vertebrate immunologists have debated the validity of two distinct models of how immune systems work. Now, a Cornell entomologist argues in the April 1 issue of Science that clues from ...

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