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Researcher develops nanosystem that promotes regeneration after root canals


A novel nanosystem developed by Anil Kishen, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, shows promising results…
First marker for mysterious vaping illness identified

September 19, 2019

Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. Within the lungs of…
Parasite infection may protect against HIV

September 9, 2019

Parasitic worm infections can reduce the susceptibility of immune cells to HIV infection, according to new University of…
Electric hookahs, like those pictured above, may reduce some toxicants but increase others. Vaping and using e-cigarettes have become very popular in recent years, but users should be aware of known risks and potential dangers. Electronic nicotine delivery systems use noncombustible tobacco products and typically contain nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. (U.S. DoD file photo, Public Domain)
First maker for mysterious vaping illness identified

September 9, 2019

Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. Within the lungs of…
Scientists found a new approach to treat inflammatory autoimmune diseases – the key is within fat bubbles

September 8, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases have a huge impact on patients’ quality of life. Autoimmune…
Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s disease development identified

August 26, 2019

Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer’s disease…
The meat allergy: UVA IDs biological changes triggered by tick bites

August 22, 2019

A University of Virginia School of Medicine scientist has, for the first time, identified key immunological changes in people…
Genes linked to Alzheimer’s risk, resilience ID’d

August 16, 2019

An international team of researchers led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has…
Peering into the Soul of the Immune System to Better Fight Disease

August 12, 2019

A rare, short-lived population of immune cells in the bloodstream may serve as ‘periscopes’ to monitor immune status…
Can a combination immune therapy reduce genital herpes outbreaks?

August 5, 2019

Yale investigators have shown that the combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream is a promising strategy…
Scientists discover immune cell subtype in mice that drives allergic reactions

August 5, 2019

Allergies can be life-threatening when they cause anaphylaxis, an extreme reaction with constriction of the airways and a…
New ‘don’t eat me’ signal may provide basis for cancer therapies

August 2, 2019

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a new signal that cancers seem to use to evade…
An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal cord injuries

July 12, 2019

An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal…
New knowledge on the development of asthma

June 27, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have studied which genes are expressed in overactive immune cells in mice with asthma-like…
Alzheimer’s missing link ID’d, answering what tips brain’s decline

June 25, 2019

Years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear, two kinds of damaging proteins silently collect in the brain: amyloid…
Swell Snapshots

June 21, 2019

After decades of attempts by the scientific community, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Peking University have provided…
New clues on tissue damage identified in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

June 19, 2019

Research supported by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (RA/SLE) provides new insights…
How to Reinvigorate Exhausted Immune Cells and Stop Cancer Along the Way

June 19, 2019

The human immune system relies on a delicate balance of finely tuned cell types that keep germs and…
To fight TB infection, early protection is crucial

June 6, 2019

In the first days after the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria infect the body, a flurry of immune cells are…
Newly Discovered Immune Cell Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

June 4, 2019

In a discovery that might be likened to finding medicine’s version of the Loch Ness monster, a research…
Immune cells determine how fast certain tumors grow

May 30, 2019

Tumors arise when cells shake off their restraints and start to multiply out of control. But how fast…
Canadian researchers on promising path towards developing flu treatment using lipid target

May 23, 2019

For most people, the influenza A virus (IAV), commonly known as the flu, is cleared from the body…
Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified

May 3, 2019

People suffering from a debilitating and often discounted disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome may soon have something…
Researchers Find New Target to Improve Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

May 3, 2019

New findings suggest an unexpected path to killing cancer cells could make the hottest cancer treatment — immunotherapy…
Alternative Landscape

April 17, 2019

The recent emergence of immunotherapy has marked a sea change in research and care for many forms of…
Turning patients’ own cells into cancer fighters

April 12, 2019

The next cancer therapy could be a patient’s own cells. Tactiva Therapeutics, a Buffalo-based immuno-oncology startup, is developing…
Scientists prod immune cells to attack pancreatic cancer

April 5, 2019

It’s possible to prod immune cells to attack and kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to a report from scientists…
Study gives new perspective on production of blood cells and immune cells

March 28, 2019

A healthy adult makes about 2 million blood cells every second, and 99 percent of them are oxygen-carrying…
Tumor-Associated Immune Cells Hinder Frontline Chemotherapy Drug in Pancreatic Cancer

March 28, 2019

A frontline chemotherapy drug given to patients with pancreatic cancer is made less effective because similar compounds released…
Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining

March 19, 2019

Meningitis, a group of serious diseases which infect the brain’s lining, leaves its mark and can affect the…
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