Immunology

The medicine of the future against infection and inflammation?

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, have in collaboration with colleagues in Copenhagen and Singapore, mapped how the body's own peptides act to reduce infection and inflammation by deactivating the toxic substances ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer can be combated with reprogrammed macrophage cells

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have generated antibodies that reprogramme a type of macrophage cell in the tumour, making the immune system better able to recognise and kill tumour cells. The study, which is published ...

Medical research

Reverse engineering human biology with organs-on-chips

"Organs-on-Chips," added last May to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and winner of the 2015 Design Award from the London Design Museum, have kept their "classical" design over the years, but have ...

Immunology

How viruses can overwhelm the liver's defences

(Medical Xpress)—The liver is the only organ in the body that can modify our immune response. This, paradoxically, leaves it open to violent immune attack.

Immunology

Researchers design mouse with more human-like immune response

Medical scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have bred a first-of-its-kind mouse model that possesses an immune response system more like a human's. The discovery makes way for quicker and more cost-effective ...

HIV & AIDS

Certain mutations give HIV infection an advantage that sticks

(Medical Xpress)—Varieties of HIV that replicate more quickly can cause infected individuals' immune systems to decline faster, new research demonstrates. The results were published by the journal PLOS Pathogens.

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