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Sepsis, an extreme immune response to infection, has no specific treatment and is a leading cause of hospital…
‘Tiny fat bubbles’ can boost immunity, calm disease

3 days ago

People living with inflammatory autoimmune disease could benefit from an ‘immune system reboot’, and researchers have isolated specific…
Protein Mapping Pinpoints Why Most Metastatic Melanoma Patients Do Not Respond to Immunotherapy

September 10, 2019

Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center researchers say they have discovered why more than half of patients with…
New study answers longstanding cell-development riddle

September 10, 2019

During the lifetime of a body – whether human, fish or any other type of vertebrate – cells…
People’s response to flu vaccine influenced by gut microbes

September 9, 2019

Decimating levels of intestinal bacteria with antibiotics reduced the immune system’s responsiveness to a seasonal influenza vaccination, a…
New study may help the battle against a pathogenic bacterium

September 5, 2019

Bleach kills germs, so most people would assume that it would be a repellent to bacteria. But new…
Pediatric Sepsis Cases 12 Times Costlier than Other Childhood Hospitalizations

August 30, 2019

When a child’s immune system responds to an infection, it can sometimes cause damage to vital organs –…
Dietary zinc protects against streptococcic pneumoniae infection

August 26, 2019

Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial…
Memory T cells shelter in bone marrow, boosting immunity in mice with restricted diets

August 26, 2019

Even when taking in fewer calories and nutrients, humans and other mammals usually remain protected against infectious diseases…
Want to protect yourself from bacterial pneumonia? Eat zinc-rich food

August 26, 2019

Chances are you’ve never even heard of the problem of zinc deficiency. However, nearly two billion people in…
Genome screen uncovers new targets for cancer immunotherapy

August 26, 2019

Immunotherapy has revolutionized the treatment of cancer in the last decade, yet many tumors do not respond to…
High-precision technique stores cellular “memory” in DNA

August 22, 2019

Using a technique that can precisely edit DNA bases, MIT researchers have created a way to store complex…
New biomarker may uncover uncontrolled asthma

August 22, 2019

Cytokines are a type of proteins that are important to the signaling between cells in the body’s immune…
New Clues on Stem Cell Transplant Rejection Revealed in Study

August 22, 2019

In 2006, scientists discovered a way to “reprogram” mature cells – adult skin cells, for example – into…
Nanoparticle therapy targets lymph node metastases

August 20, 2019

Metastasis, in which cancer cells break free from the primary tumor and form tumors at other sites, worsens…
UVA Reveals E. coli’s secret weapon for causing the worst possible infection

August 19, 2019

A pair of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the…
Single Enzyme Helps Drive Inflammation in Mice, Provides Target for New Sepsis Drugs

August 16, 2019

Sepsis occurs when the body goes overboard in its attempt to fight off an infection. Immune cells rush…
Balance of “Stop” and “Go” Signaling Could Be Key to Cancer Immunotherapy Response

August 16, 2019

A crucial signaling pathway that can tell the immune system to fight off cancer can also be co-opted…
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…
“Wildling” mice could help translate results in animal models to results in humans

August 5, 2019

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health developed a new mouse model that could improve the translation of…
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…
Progress Toward an HIV Vaccine

July 31, 2019

Two recent studies from Caltech characterize sites of vulnerability on the HIV virus and take a first step…
FDA Finds Rare Lymphoma Linked with Breast Implants

July 26, 2019

Many women have breast implants with no serious complications, but textured implants manufactured by Allergan are now considered…
These gut bacteria prevent mice from becoming obese. What could that mean for us?

July 26, 2019

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a specific class of bacteria from the gut that prevents mice from…
Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby’s immune system

July 24, 2019

Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off…
Expanding the limits of personalized medicine with high-performance computing

July 24, 2019

What should personalized, precision treatment of cancer look like in the future? We know that people are different,…
Unmasking mutant cancer cells

July 18, 2019

As cancer cells progress, they accumulate hundreds and even thousands of genetic and epigenetic changes, resulting in protein…
Japanese scientists embrace creepy-crawlies

July 18, 2019

Firms in Japan are changing people’s perceptions about common spiders, worms and insect larvae. These seemingly unwanted creatures…
Can We Separate Living Longer From Living Healthier?

July 18, 2019

Aging research indicates that better healthspan—the quality of life as we age—may be more important than lifespan. In…
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