How regulatory T cells halt aberrant, self-reactive T cells

New research findings show in detail how self-reactive T cells—white blood cells that mistakenly attack healthy instead of infected cells, thereby causing an autoimmune or an inflammatory response—are held in check by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study identifies potential new approach for treating lupus

Targeting iron metabolism in immune system cells may offer a new approach for treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)—the most common form of the chronic autoimmune disease lupus.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Immune cells in ALS patients can predict the course of the disease

By measuring immune cells in the cerebrospinal fluid when diagnosing ALS, it is possible to predict how fast the disease may progress according to a study from Karolinska Institutet published in Nature Communications.


Diabetes-causing gene can be regulated like a rheostat

Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and Imperial College London have found a switch that regulates the activity of a gene that causes diabetes. The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, highlight ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hemophilia: Training the immune system to be tolerant

Hemophilia A is the most common severe form of hemophilia. It almost exclusively affects males. The disease can usually be treated well, but not for all sufferers. A study at the University of Bonn has now elucidated an important ...

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