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July 2, 2015

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July 2, 2015

Endogenous Proteins as Anti-Inflammatory Agents

June 26, 2015 — In autoimmune diseases and immune pathologies such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or organ rejection, inflammatory processes take place in the body, triggered by its own immune system. New ... read more

New and Innovative Approach for Successful Vaccination Against Chlamydia Infections

June 25, 2015 — Chlamydiae are the most common, sexually transmitted, bacterial pathogens in the world. Every year around 100 million people contract Chlamydia infections, which are one of the main causes of female ... read more

Trial Could Impact Older Myelodysplastic Syndrome Population's Access to Bone Marrow Transplants

June 23, 2015 — An America-wide clinical trial analyzes outcomes after two common treatments: bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy. The results could lead to wider access to transplants, researchers ... read more

PrEP Data Links Anti-HIV Immune Response to Reduce Chance of Infection

June 22, 2015 — Some individuals exposed to HIV-1, but who remain uninfected, have a certain pattern of virus-specific immune responses that differentiated them from individuals who became ... read more

Obesity: Small Intestine Contributes to Chronic Inflammation

June 22, 2015 — Obesity is caused by numerous and complex factors, some of which are as yet unsuspected. Scientists have now shown that severe obesity is accompanied by inflammation of the small intestine and ... read more

Tuberculosis Bacteria Hide in Low Oxygen Niches of Bone Marrow Stem Cells

June 19, 2015 — A new study is helping to shed light on latent tuberculosis and the bacteria's ability to hide in stem cells. Some bone marrow stem cells reside in low oxygen (hypoxia) ... read more

Discovery Promises New Treatments to Thwart Colon Cancer

June 19, 2015 — Scientists have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a role in determining the aggressiveness of colon cancer. They found that AIM2 deficiency causes ... read more

More Evidence for Possible Link Between Cocaine Use and HIV Infection

June 19, 2015 — New research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with ... read more

Mapping Genetic Mutations in Skin Cancer

June 18, 2015 — A study by The Cancer Genome Atlas network of researchers refined and revealed molecular sub-groups of patients with cutaneous melanoma who could potentially benefit from targeted treatments based on ... read more

Safeguarding Against Chlamydia

June 18, 2015 — Chlamydia trachomatis is a formidable foe. It's the most common sexually transmitted pathogen, infecting more than 100 million people each year. In the developing world, chlamydial infection is ... read more

Scientists Identify Progenitor Cells for Blood, Immune System

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have identified characteristics of a family of daughter cells, called MPPs, which are the first to arise from stem cells within bone marrow that generate the entire blood ... read more

New Genetic Immune Disorder Identified

June 17, 2015 — A new immune disorder has been identified -- DOCK2 deficiency -- named after the mutated gene responsible for the disease. An international team of collaborators studied five children, four boys and ... read more

Acute Pulmonary Fibrosis May Respond to Autoimmune Disease Therapy

June 17, 2015 — Patients with acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis responded well to therapies similar to those used to treat autoimmune diseases, suggesting that autoantibodies may play an important ... read more

New Mechanism for Male Infertility Discovered

June 17, 2015 — Involuntary childlessness is common, and in half of all cases attributable to infertility in the man. Although male infertility has many possible causes, it often remains unexplained. A new study ... read more

Changes in HIV Genetic Code Determine Severity of Disease

June 17, 2015 — In a finding that furthers the understanding of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), researchers have discovered two locations where a single difference in HIV’s genetic code altered the way the ... read more

Restoring Natural Immunity Against Cancers

June 17, 2015 — Scientists have successfully increased the infiltration of immune cells into tumors, thus inducing the immune system to block tumor growth. In a new article, the scientists show that, in combination ... read more

June 17, 2015 — A hereditary autoimmune disease that was thought to be exceedingly rare may have a less severe form that affects one in 1,000 people or even more, according to new research. The results of this ... read more

Age-Related Inflammatory Processes Facilitate Development of COPD

June 17, 2015 — At present, there is a lack of effective treatments that target the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists are therefore investigating the molecular causes of COPD in ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Although critically important for shaping the immune response and maintaining self-tolerance, how regulatory T cells (Treg cells) hold on to their immune-suppressive powers had remained unclear. Now, ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Just as militaries need to have trained, experienced soldiers ready for future wars, making sure that the immune system has enough battle-ready T cells on hand is important for fast-acting, more ... read more

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