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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Severity of Enzyme Deficiency Central to Favism

July 26, 2016 — The congenital disease favism causes sickness and even jaundice in patients after they consume beans. The culprit is a particular enzyme deficiency, which destroys the red blood cells. Scientists ... read more

HD Monkeys Display Full Spectrum of Symptoms Seen in Humans

July 21, 2016 — Transgenic Huntington's disease monkeys display a full spectrum of symptoms resembling the human disease, strengthening the case that they could be used to evaluate emerging treatments before ... read more

Immune-Enhancing Treatment May Destabilize HIV Reservoirs

July 21, 2016 — Although antiretroviral therapy (ART) can reduce the amount of HIV in the blood to an undetectable level in most chronically infected people, it cannot eliminate reservoirs of HIV that persist in ... read more

Anti-Tumor Antibodies Could Counter Atherosclerosis, Study Finds

July 20, 2016 — Investigators have learned the signal that tumor cells display on their surfaces to protect themselves from being devoured by the immune system also plays a role in enabling atherosclerosis, the ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A new study has uncovered details of how a type of immune cell helps the brain get rid of the tiny amyloid-beta aggregates that can clump together to form the plaques characteristic of ... read more

Antibody-Based Drug for Multiple Sclerosis

July 19, 2016 — A research team has developed an antibody with potential therapeutic effects against multiple sclerosis. The study paves the way for a new strategy to control the disease, say the ... read more

Fighting Life-Threatening Bacteria Without Antibiotics

July 19, 2016 — Patients suffering from liver cirrhosis often die of life-threatening bacterial infections. In these patients the immune cells are unable to eliminate the bacterial infections. Scientist have now ... read more

Is Schizophrenia a Disorder of the Immune System?

July 19, 2016 — Using data from the largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia, researchers have shed light on the role of the immune ... read more

Genetic Drivers of Immune Response to Cancer Discovered Through 'Big Data' Analysis

July 18, 2016 — Scientists have identified over 100 new genetic regions that affect the immune response to cancer. The findings could inform the development of future immunotherapies -- treatments that enhance the ... read more

July 18, 2016 — With nearly 3.2 billion people currently at risk of contracting malaria, scientists have experimentally developed a live, genetically attenuated vaccine for Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for ... read more

Genetic Target Could Help Fight Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections

July 18, 2016 — Fungal infections pose a major threat to hospital patients and have proven difficult to combat, but scientists have unlocked evidence that could lead to more effective ... read more

Malnutrition, Shaping Up to Be a First World Problem

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that a bad diet has consequences on your immune system even before you notice an increase in body weight. Mice were fed a Western-style high fat diet for nine weeks. They ... read more

Cancer-Fighting Gene Immunotherapy Shows Promise as Treatment for HIV

July 15, 2016 — Recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate a specific type of cell called chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells infected with HIV-1, new research ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Researchers have found evidence that bone marrow transplantation may one day be beneficial to a subset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.The data suggests the most common genetic mutation associated ... read more

Hybrid Immune Cells in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Spur Anti-Tumor T Cells to Action

July 14, 2016 — Researchers have identified a unique subset of these cells that exhibit hybrid characteristics of two immune cell types -- neutrophils and antigen-presenting cells -- in samples from early-stage ... read more

Simple Method Developed to Characterize Immune Cells in Tumors

July 14, 2016 — Despite recent achievements in the development of cancer immunotherapies, only a small group of patients typically respond to them. Predictive markers of disease course and response to immunotherapy ... read more

Antibodies in Patients With Rare Disorder May Have Role Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

July 14, 2016 — People with a rare autoimmune disorder produce autoimmune antibodies that appear to be linked to a reduced occurrence of type 1 diabetes, new research has found. The study suggests these antibodies ... read more

Long Noncoding RNA Found to Quell Inflammation

July 14, 2016 — A long non-coding RNA (lincRNA) -- called lincRNA-EPS -- responsible for regulating innate immunity has been identified by a team of scientists. This discovery points to an unrecognized role for ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Cancer treatment in people could be transformed thanks to a study on treating cancer in animals. Injecting oncolytic viruses (viruses that target cancer cells) intravenously into the spleen allows ... read more

Moderately Reducing Calories in Non-Obese People Reduces Inflammation

July 14, 2016 — Eating less may help us lead longer, healthier lives, according to new results from a large, multicenter study. The paper reveals that a 25 percent reduction in calories can significantly lower ... read more

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