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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Cirrhosis, Antibodies Increase Risk of Poor Outcome for Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients

Sep. 1, 2015 — New research reports that cirrhosis at first diagnosis and antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen (SLA/LP) are major risk factors for poor short- and long-term outcome in ... read more

Lupus: A Disease With Many Faces

Sep. 1, 2015 — Lupus is an autoimmune disease with so many different symptoms that it is often difficult to diagnose and to treat. Despite huge medical advances over the last few years, lupus is incurable. Modern, ... read more

Mammary Gland Is Shaped by Adaptive Immune System During Development

Aug. 27, 2015 — In experiments with mouse tissue, researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system, generally associated with fighting infections, plays an active role in guiding the normal development of ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — New research could potentially yield a new platform for cancer vaccines. Leveraging a biologically inspired sponge-like gel called 'cryogel' as an injectable biomaterial, the vaccine ... read more

Compound Found in Red Wine Causes Conflicting Changes in Dogs' Immune Systems

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers have found that resveratrol does affect the immune systems of dogs in different ways when introduced to dogs' ... read more

Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood have discovered 22 genome-wide signals shared by two or more diseases. These shared gene sites may reveal ... read more

Blood Vessel Cells Help Tumors Evade the Immune System

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new study is the first to suggest that cells in the tumor blood vessels contribute to a local environment that protects the cancer cells from tumor-killing immune cells. The results can contribute ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — New light has been shed on an important immune mechanism. The work shows how the body provides the important killer cells with a helper in the case of an infection. The study could point the way to ... read more

Researchers Suggest Approach to Fight Common Virus in Immunosuppressed Patients

Aug. 20, 2015 — New light has been shed on how adenovirus replicates in humans. The findings suggest that agents that enhance the Type I interferon signaling pathway could be useful to fight adenovirus infections in ... read more

Unique Genes in Khoe-San People May Lower Risk of Some Pregnancy Hazards

Aug. 20, 2015 — An unusual mutation in an immune system gene switches a receptor from one target molecule to another in Khoe-San people. It's the first known example of such a change, say researchers, and ... read more

Study Provides Hope for Some Human Stem Cell Therapies

Aug. 20, 2015 — An international team of scientists has discovered that an important class of stem cells known as human 'induced pluripotent stem cells,' or iPSCs, which are derived from an ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — An improved spleen-mimicking device has been developed that synergizes with conventional antibiotic therapies and that has been streamlined for near-term translation to the ... read more

Early Inflammatory Response Paralyzes T Cells

Aug. 18, 2015 — In a discovery that is likely to rewrite immunology text books, researchers have found that early exposure to inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 2, can 'paralyze' CD4 T cells, ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — The intricate interplay between immune cells working to defeat infection has been seen and photographed for the first time. Researchers used state-of-the-art microscopy to painstakingly capture ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — One major cause of human blindness is autoimmune uveitis, which is triggered by the activation of T cells, but exactly how and where the T cells become activated in the first place has been a ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — For some, TOR may bring to mind a Celtic mountain or perhaps an Internet privacy group. In the world of molecular biology it's a cellular pathway that's found in everything from yeast to ... read more

New Insight Into Tumor Progression

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists know that activation of growth factor receptors like epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) promote tumor progression in many types of cancer. New study results provide further insight, ... read more

Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine Elicits Potent Neutralizing Antibodies in Animals

Aug. 13, 2015 — Researchers have developed an experimental, nanoparticle-based vaccine against Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that can induce potent neutralizing antibodies in vaccinated mice and nonhuman primates. ... read more

Large Percentage of Youth With HIV May Lack Immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Aug. 13, 2015 — Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella -- even ... read more

Combining Chemotherapy With an Immune-Blocking Drug Could Stop Cancer Growing Back

Aug. 12, 2015 — Giving patients a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people, according to new ... read more

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