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Researchers Find Immunosuppressive Medication an Effective Treatment for Ocular Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

A complication associated with bone marrow transplantation, graft-versus-host-disease occurs when a transplanted immune system attacks certain parts of a host's body, and may cause severe dry eye and damage to the cornea. A clinicalShow More Summary

New Research Explains Why HIV Is Not Cleared by the Immune System

New research identifies a human (host) protein that weakens the immune response to HIV and other viruses. The findings, published in Cell Host & Microbe, have implications for improving HIV antiviral therapies and vaccines.

Disrupting cancer: Napster creator Sean Parker pours $250M into research - CNET

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The entrepreneur's money will help search for breakthroughs in immunotherapy, which enables patients to use their own immune systems, rather than radiation or chemicals, to fight cancer.

Here's why Napster billionaire Sean Parker just invested $250 million in a new kind of cancer treatment

Another big name has joined the research effort for a new kind of cancer treatment called immunotherapy, which uses the immune system to fight cancer cells. Sean Parker, the internet billionaire who co-founded Napster and is a former...Show More Summary

Heal Your Thyroid With Herbal Medicine

Autoimmune disease is on the rise. Some estimates say that almost 16 percent of Americans suffer from some sort of autoimmune illness. Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a disease in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, is extremely prevalent in the United States, and also common in Europe and Asia. Show More Summary

Sean Parker, a Facebook and Napster Pioneer, to Start Cancer Immunotherapy Effort

3 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Mr. Parker’s institute will try to spur collaboration among six academic centers in developing ways to unleash patients’ immune systems to fight cancer.

Same immune-system proteins may first giveth, then taketh away motor control

A family of proteins with important roles in the immune system may be responsible for fine-tuning a person's motor control as they grow -- and for their gradual loss of muscle function as they age. The new research potentially reveals...Show More Summary

Key switch in the immune system regulated by splicing

Neuherberg, April 12, 2016. The protein MALT1 is an important switch in immune cells and affects their activity. Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München report in Nature Communications that this activation is not always equally strong. Show More Summary

Key switch in the immune system regulated by splicing

The protein MALT1 is an important switch in immune cells and affects their activity. Researchers report that this activation is not always equally strong. Through alternative splicing, two variants of the protein may arise which have a stronger or weaker effect on the immune system. Understanding this process is important for the pharmacological use of MALT1.

Same immune-system proteins may first giveth, then taketh away motor control

Princeton University researchers have found that a family of proteins with important roles in the immune system may be responsible for fine-tuning a person's motor control as they grow -- and for their gradual loss of muscle function as they age. Show More Summary

Building Immunity: MBL Whitman Center team recreates a T-cell receptor signaling pathway

WOODS HOLE, Mass.-- The front line of the human immune system is made up of T-cells: white blood cells that circulate in the body and scan for foreign invaders and infections. If a T-cell surface receptor detects a threat during its surveillance, it relays a signal to the interior of the cell and activates it to attack. read more

Solving a Genetic Mystery in Type 1 Diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the body's own insulin-producing cells. Scientists understand reasonably well how this autoimmune attack progresses, but they don't understand what triggers the attack or how to stop it,Show More Summary

St. Jude researchers reveal how 2 types of immune cells can arise from 1

The fates of immune cells can be decided at the initial division of a cell. Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that the production of daughter cells with different roles in the immune system is driven by the lopsided distribution of the signaling protein c-Myc. Show More Summary

Failure of first U.S. uterus transplant was caused by a common fungus

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Women typically experience no problems from candida albicans, but drugs that suppress the immune system can increase the risk of a serious infection.

Your Immune System Needs Its Sleep

I used to stay up pretty late. Not absurdly late -- probably average for a 20-something. Falling asleep in front of my laptop to Netflix was a nightly occurrence, and a standard day involved a struggle to keep my eyes open accompanied by varying levels of crankiness. Show More Summary

Do You Cancel Trips When Sick? That’s My Dilemma Right Now…

I'd like to think I have a pretty strong immune system, which is probably a result of spending my life on planes and in hotels. It's not often that I get sick, and when I do, it's usually just a common cold, where I have a sore throat for a few days, followed by a runny nose for a few days. Show More Summary

Vanderbilt researchers identify potent antibodies against HIV

It's been known for some time that the immune system can produce antibodies capable of "neutralizing" HIV, and stopping the AIDS-causing virus dead in its tracks. The problem is, less than a third of people produce "broadly neutralizing" antibodies in response to HIV infection and it takes a year or more before production gets into full swing. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Choir singing may boost cancer patients' health, well-being

Singing in a choir for just 1 hour was found to increase immune system activity among cancer patients, suggesting choir singing may be a simple treatment aid for the disease.

Tinder Wants You To Get To Know These STIs a Little Better

On Tinder, it’s all fun and games (of love), until someone loses an eye. Or feeling. Or their immune system. Or genitals. Hero, an Australian condom company, and artist Aaron Tyler team up to bring you a team of the hottest, most popular, and life-changing matches the dating app has ever seen. Meet Johnorrhea, Chlaramydia, Stephylis, […]

Choir singing boosts immune system activity in cancer patients and carers, study shows

Singing in a choir for just one hour boosts levels of immune proteins in people affected by cancer, reduces stress and improves mood, which in turn could have a positive impact on overall health, a new study has found.

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