Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, improve immune system responses, lower inflammation, and generally make you a happier, more compassionate person. Okay, the latter two fall under the anecdotal heading, but the others are
The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new research.
Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances on the planet. Someone dies from alcohol use every ten seconds, and one night of binge drinking can take a huge toll on your immune system. Dr. Samuel Ball of the National Center on Addiction...Show More Summary
Allergens can get right up your nose, causing symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes – and it's all down to your own immune system overreacting
Increasing numbers of people are becoming sensitised to what should be seen as innocuous substances. Could our clean living be to blame?
Stress releases inflammatory chemicals. This alters the way your immune system responds to stress long-term. Your body requires acute inflammation to bolster your immune system and help you recover from a short-term illness or injury. Chronic inflammation is more insidious and creeps up on you […]
The prospect of combining genomically targeted therapies with drugs that free the immune system to attack cancer suggests "we are finally poised to deliver curative therapies to cancer patients," researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center note in a review in the April 9 edition of Cell.
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Researches hypothesize that enhancing biodiversity in laboratory rats, including treating the rats with worms, would suppress their immune systems. Because worms have been shown to subdue inflammatory diseases such as asthma and allergies, the thinking was, the treated immune system would not fight infections as effectively.
With hay fever going epidemic thanks to pollution and invasive super-pollens, we may have to turn to novel treatments to control our immune systems
A commonly-used drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in obese mice, potentially identifying the gut immune system as a new and effective target in treating diabetes in humans.
We age in part thanks to "friendly fire" from the immune system -- inflammation and chemically active molecules called reactive oxygen species that help fight infection, but also wreak molecular havoc, contributing to frailty, disability and disease. Show More Summary
One of the hottest ideas in science is that you can stimulate the immune system to fight cancer. There has been such a surge in pharmaceutical R&D in this field that someone has come up with a single place for investors interested in cancer immunotherapy stocks. Brad Loncar, an independent investor [...]
Two of the most promising recent approaches to cancer treatment are immunotherapy, which harnesses the body's own immune system to fight cancer, and personalized medicine, which involves therapeutics that are targeted to the genome of a particular patient and that patient's cancer. Show More Summary
Like most other plants, rice is well equipped with an effective immune system that enables it to detect and fend off disease-causing microbes. But that built-in immunity can be further boosted when the rice plant receives a receptorShow More Summary
Using herpesvirus, molecular immunologists have discovered a cellular process that activates a critical immune defense against pathogens, which could have implications for developing drugs to bolster one's immunity to infection. Some herpesvirus infections lead to cancer.
The new drug appears to be able to bring HIV out of a latent state so the immune system can fight it. read more
Imatinib, an example of a 'targeted therapy' against cancer, or related drugs might be tools to fight a variety of infections, scientists say. Imatinib, is an example of a "targeted therapy" against certain types of cancer. It blocks tyrosine kinase enzymes, which are dysregulated in cancers such as chronic myelogenous leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
Hooray for Seth! In case you haven't met Seth Lane, he's an adorable five-year-old boy who was born without an immune system, and essentially lives in a bubble, which is how he got his nickname Bubble Boy! [ Related: Adorable 5-Year-Old 'Bubble Boy' Goes Viral After Asking People To Wear Yellow For Him! ] On March 27, Seth [...]
New research has scientists re-thinking how a lethal fungus grows and kills immune cells. The study hints at a new approach to therapy for Candida albicans, one of the most common causes of bloodstream infections.