Immunology (478 News)

How Helper T Cells Help Memory Cells Fight Infection?

Mar 19, 2019 12:00 pm
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The immune system's killer T cells are crucial in fighting viral infections. A fraction of them, called 'memory cells', live on once in...

HLA-A*32:01 is Found to be Strongly Associated With Vancomycin-Induced DRESS Syndrome

Mar 18, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have identified a gene that increases the risk for a severe and potentially life...

Novel Treatments Offer New Hope for Patients With Autoimmune Disease

Mar 17, 2019 1:00 pm
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Autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, arise when the body’s immune cells attack itself. Current treatments e...

Researchers Discover a Mechanism with Which Bacteria Attack an Organism’s Immune System

Mar 16, 2019 12:00 pm
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A research team led by Prof. Dr. Winfried Römer and Dr. Elias Hobeika from the University of Freiburg and the University Medical Center in Ulm...

A New Drug Combination Could Boost The Effects of Immunotherapy

Mar 14, 2019 12:00 pm
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Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients b...

A Possible Treatment for Crohn’s Disease Depending on the Patients’ Own Cells

Mar 13, 2019 2:00 pm
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A new technique using patients’ own modified cells to treat Crohn’s disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human ...

Researchers Discover How a Tiny Molecule Known as miR-132 Acts as a “Handbrake” on Our Immune System

Mar 13, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers have discovered how a tiny molecule known as miR-132 acts as a “handbrake” on our immune system – helping us figh...

Mutations in Antibodies May Heightened the Risk of Allergic Diseases in Children

Mar 12, 2019 3:00 pm
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A team of researchers from Stanford University, the University of Cincinnati, Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Garvan Institute of Me...

New Protein “Switch” Could Be Key to Controlling Sepsis

Mar 11, 2019 4:00 pm
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Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a new protein “switch” that could stop the progression of blood-poison...

A Regulatory, Genetic Mechanism in Plants That Could Help Fight Bacterial Infection

Mar 11, 2019 3:00 pm
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A team led by a plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside, has identified a regulatory, genetic mechanism in plants that could h...

A New 'Checkpoint' Points to New Cancer Immunotherapy Option

Mar 11, 2019 1:00 pm
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An international team involving Vanderbilt researchers has discovered that a new “checkpoint” protein on immune system cells is active ...

ِA Study Explains Loss of Protective Abilities of T Cells

Mar 11, 2019 12:00 pm
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Regulatory T cells (Tregs) make sure that immune responses are not too strong and that inflammation is inhibited. This makes them highly interestin...

Therapy Derived from Parasitic Worms Helps to Protect Against One of Chemotherapy's Debilitating Side Effects

Mar 10, 2019 2:00 pm
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A therapy derived from the eggs of parasitic worms helps to protect against one of chemotherapy's debilitating side effects by significantly do...

Genetic Engineering Promises to Improve Bone Marrow Transplants

Mar 10, 2019 1:00 pm
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Queensland researchers have conducted Australia’s first clinical trial using genetically engineered immune cells to make bone marrow transpla...

When Good Cells Go Bad: Regulating the MS-Causing Properties of Th17 Cells

Mar 10, 2019 12:00 pm
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Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis (MS) are a major healthcare burden worldwide a...

Discovering a Defect in Immune Cells "killer T Cells" That Explains Their Inability to Destroy Cancer Tumors

Mar 9, 2019 1:00 pm
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Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a defect in immune cells known as "killer T cells" that expla...

Creating an Entirely New Map of the Brain's Own Immune System in Humans and Mice

Mar 5, 2019 2:00 pm
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A team of researchers under the direction of the Medical Center—University of Freiburg has created an entirely new map of the brain's own...

How Can Sleep Fight Infection?

Mar 3, 2019 1:00 pm
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Getting enough sleep is vital to supporting our immune system in fighting off pathogens – so much is common knowledge. But what we don't ...

Identifying an Unexpected Contributor to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Feb 27, 2019 2:00 pm
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Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explai...

Study Sheds Light on Critical Role of Heart-derived Macrophages

Feb 27, 2019 1:00 pm
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UCLA researchers have identified for the first time the origin of an immune cell that plays a critical role in the formation of healthy heart valve...


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