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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

May 5, 2015 — Research results can help develop anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists say. Results from recent study revealed a nucleic acid molecule that has the perfectly reversed geometry as compared to a ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Researchers reveal how a Rab protein that controls intracellular trafficking supports HIV-1 assembly by promoting high levels of an important membrane lipid. The researchers believe that these ... read more

Scientists Identify Key Receptors Behind Development of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Apr. 29, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that a certain class of receptors that inhibit immune response are crucial for the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common acute leukemia affecting ... read more

Uncovering New Functions of a Gene Implicated in Cancer Growth Opens New Therapeutic Possibilities

Apr. 29, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have shown that a gene previously implicated in blood vessel formation during embryonic development and tumor growth also induces immune suppression during tumor ... read more

New Therapy from Naïve Cells Attacks High-Risk Viruses in Cord Blood Transplant Patients

Apr. 29, 2015 — Researchers have expanded the use of virus-specific cell therapy in cord blood transplant patients to successfully prevent three of the most problematic post-transplant viruses affecting this group ... read more

Researchers Closer to Being Able to Change Blood Types

Apr. 29, 2015 — What do you do when a patient needs a blood transfusion but you don't have their blood type in the blood bank? It's a problem that scientists have been trying to solve for years but ... read more

Combined Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Advanced Prostate Cancers

Apr. 29, 2015 — Blocking or removing immune-suppressing cells allows a special type of chemotherapy — and the immune cells it activates — to destroy prostate tumors, researchers report. This novel combination ... read more

Cytokine May Play Major Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 29, 2015 — Multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by immune cells that activate a cascade of chemicals in the brain, attacking and degrading the insulation that keeps neuronal signals moving. These chemicals, called ... read more

Improving the Effect of HIV Drugs by the Use of a Vaccine

Apr. 29, 2015 — A vaccine containing a protein necessary for virus replication can boost an HIV-infected patient's immune system, according to clinical research. This boost can result in increased effectiveness ... read more

Resolvin D1 Reduces Post-Heart-Attack Heart Failure

Apr. 27, 2015 — Mice that are given the lipid Resolvin D1 after experimental heart attacks have substantially reduced amounts of inflammation and heart failure. Resolvin D1 is naturally produced in the body as a ... read more

Potential New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 27, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a way to prevent the development of multiple sclerosis in mice. Using a drug that blocks the production of a certain type of immune cell linked to inflammation and ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists are a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm ... read more

Chance and Circumstance Tip Immune Control of Cancer

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers developed a new computational model that elucidates the dynamic interplay between cancer and the immune ... read more

'Humanized' Mice Will Lead to Better Testing of Cancer Immunotherapies

Apr. 23, 2015 — New model XactMice, uses human blood stem cells to grow a 'humanized' mouse immune system prior to tumor transplantation, allowing anti-cancer therapies to be tested in a much more ... read more

Is a Small Artificially Composed Virus Fragment the Key to a Chikungunya Vaccine?

Apr. 23, 2015 — The mosquito transmitted Chikungunya virus, which causes Chikungunya fever, is spreading continuously. No vaccine is so far available. Researchers have experimentally recombined segments of the virus ... read more

Shetland Pony Midge Study Offers Clues to Curbing Allergies

Apr. 23, 2015 — Shetland ponies' immune response to insect bites is helping scientists understand how people could be prevented from developing allergies. The horse immune system can respond to midge bites in a ... read more

Promising Step Forward Toward New Treatment Against Cancer

Apr. 22, 2015 — New research is taking into consideration new methods of immunotherapy against cancer, which could lead to an improvement of the efficiency of the current treatment methods, scientists ... read more

Missing Genetic Link Found in a Challenging Immune Disease

Apr. 22, 2015 — In the largest genome-wide analysis to date of common variable immunodeficiency disorder, scientists have identified a gene that may be a 'missing link' between overactive and underactive ... read more

Researchers Discover New Drugs to Combat the Root Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 22, 2015 — Several drugs could lead to new treatment options for multiple sclerosis, including two drugs that effectively treat MS at the source, in vivo, researchers report. At the pathological level, MS is a ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — In a new study, researchers have made insights into how the blood-brain barrier, or BBB, is maintained, identifying a protein key to the process. Delivering this protein to mice with the rodent ... read more

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