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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis May Benefit from Early Immune Intervention

Sep. 23, 2016 — An association between pediatric eczema and large abnormalities in non-lesional skin and multi T lymphocyte axes activation has been uncovered by ... read more

Research Finally Reveals Reason for Perplexing Red Skin Disease

Sep. 20, 2016 — There aren't any effective treatments for the disease with the hard-to-pronounce-name, ichthyosis. The rare and perplexing genetic disease causes skin to be disfigured by redness and dark scales ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — A strategy to maximize the effectiveness of anti-cancer immune therapy has been developed by a group of researchers who have identified a molecular switch that controls immune suppression. This ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — The discovery of a novel, advanced technique to identify the rare cells where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hides in patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is an important step ... read more

Nanoparticle Drug Cocktail Could Help Treat Lethal Cancers

Sep. 17, 2016 — An ingenious way to spur checkpoint blockade cancer immunotherapy into more potent action has been developed by a group of researchers. The therapy offers the hope of an effective treatment for ... read more

New Way to Reprogram Lymph Node Function to Fight Multiple Sclerosis

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers report a new way to turn off the harmful immune attack that occurs during autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), while keeping healthy functions of the immune system ... read more

Researchers Identify How Hepatitis a Virus Causes Liver Injury

Sep. 15, 2016 — Investigators have discovered how hepatitis A virus causes liver injury as well as how the virus could jump from primates to mice. Hepatitis A virus is a vaccine preventable form of infectious ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — A small device implanted under the skin can improve breast cancer survival by catching cancer cells, slowing the development of metastatic tumors in other organs and allowing time to intervene with ... read more

Dying Tumor Cells Release Intracellular Ions in a Last-Ditch Attempt to Block the Immune System

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how a mineral ion leaked from tumor tissue as it dies acts to stop the work of anti-tumor immune cells. This discovery provides a new approach in the development of ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Two genes, NR4A1 and ABC transporters, mark a distinct subset of quiescent T cells within human tissues, researchers say. They report that they have developed methods to mobilize them into ... read more

Mucosa Forms Special Immunological Memory

Sep. 14, 2016 — If a vaccine is to protect the intestines and other mucous membranes in the body, it also needs to be given through the mucosa, for example as a nasal spray or a liquid that is drunk. The mucosa ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Cells in the immune system of patients with multiple sclerosis behave differently from those of healthy individuals. Researchers have exploited this difference to develop a method that can predict ... read more

Researchers Lay Foundation for Innovative Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Sep. 14, 2016 — Inhibition of the protein kinase CK2 prevents the development of auto-aggressive T cells, say multiple sclerosis researchers. Multiple sclerosis is the most common chronic inflammatory disease of the ... read more

Scientists Discover Missing Link in Septic Shock

Sep. 14, 2016 — An important mechanism of sepsis, an overreaction of the body’s immune system to an infection, has been revealed by researchers. In this condition, the brain is unable to curb an inflammatory ... read more

Anti-Tumor Immunity Identified With New Ovarian Cancer Treatment Strategy

Sep. 13, 2016 — New research demonstrates how a drug already in clinical trials could be used to boost anti-tumor immunity and cause T-cells to target the cancer directly while minimizing side ... read more

Antibody Discovery Could Help Create Improved Flu Vaccines

Sep. 13, 2016 — Investigators report that they have discovered a type of immune antibody that can rapidly evolve to neutralize a wide array of influenza virus strains – including those the body hasn’t yet ... read more

Scientists Discover Antibodies That Target Holes in HIV's Defenses

Sep. 12, 2016 — A new study shows that 'holes' in HIV's defensive sugar shield could be important in designing an HIV ... read more

Pac-Man Like Protein Which Eats Dead Cells Could Help in the Fight Against Cancer

Sep. 12, 2016 — A protein that causes cells to eat their dying neighbous, helping to prevent inflammation -- something that is vital in the fight to stop cancer spreading -- has been identified by ... read more

Study Explains Mechanisms Behind Glioblastoma Influence on the Immune System

Sep. 12, 2016 — Glioblastomas exert an influence on the microglia, immune cells of the brain, which causes them to stimulate cancer growth rather than attacking it. In a study, an international research team now ... read more

Double Negative Leads to Big Positive Against Bladder Cancer Metastasis

Sep. 9, 2016 — New understanding may allow doctors and researchers to stop bladder cancer's ability to stop the tumor-suppressing gene RhoDGI2, thus allowing its initial action to ... read more

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