Jarrod Wilson had a hard time breathing. Harbaugh's solution? "A few more pushups, boost his immune system." — Max Cohen (@MaxACohen) September 7, 2015 Jim Harbaugh is not a doctor, nor does he play one on TV. He is a man who wears khakis, not scrubs and believes "football player" is the biggest compliment a man can receive. Show More Summary
Children's immune systems are less likely to be hypersensitive if they are exposed to rural dirt, but one enzyme may also be vital for this effect
In experiments in mice, researchers have added to evidence that certain so-called “volatile” anesthetics — commonly used during surgeries — may also possess powerful effects on the immune system that can combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung, including influenza and pneumonia.
New research helps explain why monkeys aren't sickened by SIV the way humans are by HIV: primates have had millions of years to evolve immune system adaptations. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more
In experiments in mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have added to evidence that certain so-called "volatile" anesthetics -- commonly used during surgeries -- may also possess powerful effects on the immune system that can combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung, including influenza and pneumonia.
A new study finds lack of shut-eye weakens the immune system and makes a person susceptible to getting sick.
A food allergy is caused when your immune system reacts differently and abnormally after you eat or drink something. Millions of people all around the world suffer from different food allergies and the symptoms varies from mild to severe. Children are most likely to experience food allergies. It is not that common in adults as […]
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I've always been prone to illness and annoying allergies, but in the last year or so I've managed to get my immune system under control, and breezed through cold and flu season with nary a runny nose. This summer though, I've fallen (temporarily) under the weather a few times, whether it was... Continue reading
Working with human cancer cell lines and mice, researchers have found a way to trigger a type of immune system 'virus alert' that may one day boost cancer patients' response to immunotherapy drugs. An increasingly promising focus of cancer research, the drugs are designed to disarm cancer cells' ability to avoid detection and destruction by the immune system.
“I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.” – Gandhi So you want to try meditation? You’ve heard there are many health benefits: it boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, reduces depression and improves mental focus. Show More Summary
Working with human cancer cell lines and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and elsewhere have found a way to trigger a type of immune system "virus alert" that may one day boost cancer patients' response to immunotherapy drugs. Show More Summary
In experiments with mouse tissue, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system, generally associated with fighting infections, plays an active role in guiding the normal development of mammary glands, the only organs--in female humans as well as mice--that develop predominately after birth, beginning at puberty.
Researchers have found that resveratrol does affect the immune systems of dogs in different ways when introduced to dogs' blood.
A new study is the first to suggest that cells in the tumor blood vessels contribute to a local environment that protects the cancer cells from tumor-killing immune cells. The results can contribute to the development of better immune-based cancer therapies.
New light has been shed on an important immune mechanism. The work shows how the body provides the important killer cells with a helper in the case of an infection. The study could point the way to better vaccines in the future.
An unusual mutation in an immune system gene switches a receptor from one target molecule to another in Khoe-San people. It's the first known example of such a change, say researchers, and likely leads to safer pregnancies. The Khoe-San...Show More Summary
Researchers have discovered how induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, could be programmed to avoid rejection from the immune system, providing hope for some human stem cell therapies.
An Atlanta-based biotech plans to raise $10.5 million, according to a Securities & Exchange Commission filing. Phigenix Inc. uses molecular therapeutics that target the immune system to prevent and fight prostate cancer. The companyShow More Summary
The inflammatory eye disorder autoimmune uveitis occurs when a person's immune system goes awry, attacking proteins in the eye. What spurs this response is a mystery, but now a National Eye Institute study on mice suggests that bacteria in the gut may provide a kind of training ground for immune cells to attack the eye.