A system for precisely targeting "out-of-control" immune cells - without interfering with correctly functioning immune cells - has been developed using nanoparticles.Nanoparticle research is currently described as being the most studied...Show More Summary
A system for precisely delivering anti-inflammatory drugs to immune cells gone out of control, has been developed that spares the well-behaved counterpart cells in the body. The system uses nanoparticles made of tiny bits of proteinShow More Summary
A new study in mice finds that an excessive response provoked in the immune system by chronic stress results in anxiety symptoms resembling post-traumatic stress disorder.The scientists behind the study, which is published in the journal...Show More Summary
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a system for precisely delivering anti-inflammatory drugs to immune cells gone out of control, while sparing their well-behaved counterparts. Their findings were published online Feb. Show More Summary
To create new vaccines to combat infections, certain cancers and other illnesses that attack the immune system, scientists need to have a good understanding of the mechanisms behind antibodies. Now, researchers have looked to studying...Show More Summary
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears to prime their immune systems for a prolonged fight, causing the animals to have an excessive reaction to a single acute stressor weeks later, new...Show More Summary
Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears to prime their immune systems for a prolonged fight, causing the animals to have an excessive reaction to a single acute stressor weeks later, new research sugges...
High family stress can lead to the child's immune system being affected, as a research group at the School of Health Sciences at Jönköping University and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Linköping University in Sweden shows in a study...Show More Summary
The common cold season is still upon us and allergy season is rapidly approaching. This delicious and healthy juice recipe helps boost your immune system and fight those pesky free radicals. Blend up a glass of this ginger-spiked apple and citrus drink!
With a test group of 16 of the most dire cases of adult B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or B-ALL, a cell therapy approach that boosts the patient's own immune system managed to guide nearly 90 percent into complete remission.
Understanding how antibodies work is important for designing new vaccines to fight infectious diseases and certain types of cancer and for treating disorders of the immune system in animals and humans. The immune systems of cows can be used to understand the diversity of antibodies and this knowledge could improve the health of both people and livestock.
WASHINGTON D.C. Feb. 18, 2014 -- Understanding how antibodies work is important for designing new vaccines to fight infectious diseases and certain types of cancer and for treating disorders of the immune system in animals and humans. In research to be presented at the 58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, taking place in San Francisco from Feb. Show More Summary
Over my years as a veterinarian the topic of pets living with immune-compromised people has come up repeatedly both in my practice and online. Some of the stories have been very nearly tragic. For instance, when I was a new veterinary graduate working at a new job in San Francisco, I encountered a very depressed gentleman. Show More Summary
New Rochelle, NY, February 18, 2014—New evidence that chronic intake of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can protect critical immune tissue in the gut from the damaging effects of HIV infection is reported in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Show More Summary
Hyperactivity of our immune system can cause a state of chronic inflammation. If chronic, the inflammation will affect our body and result in disease. In the devastating disease multiple sclerosis, hyperactivity of immune cells called T-cells induce chronic inflammation and degeneration of the brain. Show More Summary
The failing immune system of the elderly is characterized by a greatly increased number of memory T cells, and too few naive T cells capable of taking on new threats. One explanation for why this is the case is exposure to cytomegalovirus (CMV), a ubiquitous herpesvirus that the immune system cannot clear. Show More Summary
Cytomegalovirus, CMV, is thought to be one of the causes of the immune system's dysfunction with age. It is a persistent herpesvirus: it cannot be effectively cleared from the body, but the immune system devotes ever more of its limited capacity to fighting it, reducing its ability to deal with new threads. Show More Summary
Newborns are more susceptible to infections, presumably because of their immature and inexperienced immune systems. The most common dangerous condition in newborns and infants are lower respiratory tract infections caused by viruses, especially respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Show More Summary
NIH-funded scientists have shown that boosting the production of certain broadly neutralizing antibodies can protect humanized mice from both intravenous and vaginal infection with HIV. Humanized mice have immune systems geneticallyShow More Summary
This post brought to you by Fellowes. All opinions are 100% mine. We’re in the midst of sickness season, and if you’re lucky enough to have avoided any bugs so far, that’s no reason to start thinking that you have the immune system of Superman. Show More Summary