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New signaling role for key protein may contribute to wound healing, tumor growth

(NEW YORK - December 5, 2014) A key protein may represent a new way to use the immune system to speed healing and counter inflammatory, infectious and autoimmune diseases, according to study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the December issue of Cell Reports. read more

The intestinal immune system controls the body weight

A group of UCL researchers (Louvain Drug Research Institute) identified an unsuspected mechanism impacting the development of obesity and diabetes type 2 after following a diet with a high dose of fat nutrition. The team of Professor Patrice D. Show More Summary

BIDMC's Ramy Arnaout Receives American Heart Association Grant as Part of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study

Project will focus on antibody repertoires and B cell diversity to better understand the role of the immune system in cardiovascular disease

Innate immune system condemns weak cells to their death

In cell competition the strong eliminate the weak, thereby ensuring optimal tissue fitness. Molecular biologists have now demonstrated that the innate immune system plays a key role in this important mechanism. However, cancer cells also make use of this: they can cause cells that are important for healthy tissue to die.

Tried Bullying the Wrong One: A Girl Beats the Brakes Off a Bully at a Detroit High School! [Video]

This is the environment that the public school system has become. Violent, bullying and barbaric. Girls are not immune to this — in fact, it has become way too common

HIV May Be Evolving Into A Less Deadly and Less Virulent Form

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's possible that HIV's ability to cause AIDS is slowing. A new paper from Oxford University suggests the disease is becoming less deadly and less infectious over time as it adapts to our immune system and therapies. Read more...

HIV may become less virulent over time, study says

LONDON — HIV is being "watered down" as it adapts to our immune systems, becoming less infectious, according to a new study from scientists in the UK The Oxford University team behind the report said HIV's ability to cause AIDS is diminishing...Show More Summary

Boost Your Immune System With This Ginger Elixir

3 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Since cold and flu season overlaps with the holidays and high travel season, you need to take some extra measures to keep your immune system robust. This simple elixir will help. Watch and learn how to fortify your OJ with a couple of warming spices that can soothe sore throats and calm upset stomachs. Best of all, you don't even need a juicer to make this recipe.

HIV May Be Evolving To Become Less Contagious And Deadly, Study Shows

3 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

The virus is adapting to the human immune system, weakening itself in the process

Breast cancer vaccine shows promise in small clinical trial

A breast cancer vaccine is safe in patients with metastatic breast cancer, results of an early clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence also suggests that the vaccine primed the patients’ immune systems to attack tumor cells and helped slow the cancer’s progression.

A role for carbon monoxide in battling bacterial infections

The innate immune system serves as the body's specialized armed forces division, comprised of a host of defense mechanisms used to battle bacterial infections. Among the system's warriors are white blood cells including the specialized...Show More Summary

Experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, prompts immune response

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial.

Ebola: experimental vaccine trial an 'unqualified success'

Alt Text: A doctor is giving a vaccine to a patient Early human tests suggest the drug is safe and may help immune systems fight Ebola, but more trials are needed One-Minute Read Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 10:16am The first humanShow More Summary

Study unlocks basis of key immune protein's two-faced role

A long sought-after partner for a key immune protein, called TIM-3, that helps explain its two-faced role in the immune system has been discovered by researchers. The interest in TIM-3 as a drug target stems largely from its inhibitory role, particularly in cancer. Show More Summary

Vaccines may make war on cancer personal

In the near future, physicians may treat some cancer patients with personalized vaccines that spur their immune systems to attack malignant tumors. New research led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has brought the approach one step closer to reality. read more

SU2C-supported research discovers why patients respond to a life-saving melanoma drug

LOS ANGELES - November 26, 2014 - Work supported by the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) - Cancer Research Institute (CRI) - Immunology Translational Research Dream Team, launched in 2012 to focus on how the patient's own immune system canShow More Summary

Trojan horse tactic gives parasites edge over immune systems

Parasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infection, according to a study. Scientists have shown that parasites are able to secrete tiny sealed packages of genetic material into the cells of their victims, in order to suppress the immune response to infection.

Sialic acid shields human cells from attack by immune system

Biochemists have identified molecular structures that allow the immune system to tell friend from foe. The researchers identified and crystallized a complex that forms the contact point between the healthy human cell and the complement system. Show More Summary

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