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Tags results for 'immune system'

How a Concussion Can Lead to Depression Years Later

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A head injury can lead brain cells to go on "high alert" and overreact to immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory, a condition linked with depressive complications.

Stem cells could offer alternative treatment for patients with resistant tuberculosis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has turned to stem cells in a quest to find an a more effective treatment for patients with resistant tuberculosis.

Genetically modified T cells induced complete remissions in advanced leukemia patients

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
88 percent achieved complete remissions after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.

One Drug to Shrink All Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
When mice with human tumors received doses of anti-CD47, which sets the immune system against tumor cells, the cancers shrank and disappeared.

Fasting may help the immune system rebuild itself

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 05:54 PM
by AlexMuller
In a new study, fasting could actually be good for you, at least if you suffer from problems with your immune system.

Study Reveals Immune System is Dazed and Confused During Spaceflight

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Spaceflight may temporarily alter the immune system of crew members flying long duration missions aboard the International Space Station.

How permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Posted in Medicine on 24th Nov, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Activated through permanent stress, immune cells in the brain can cause changes to the brain, resulting in mental disorders.

Anti-inflammatory drugs could fight depression

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness, and could lead to new treatments

Rapamycin used to boost immune response in humans

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2014 09:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A rapamycin-like drug could reverse the natural decline that elderly people experience in their ability to fight off infections.

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which can cause cancer

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2014 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response.

An Alternate Drug Therapy May Reduce The Chances Of Organ Rejection

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2015 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Our body’s immune system acts like a barrier to transplantation as a routine medical treatment.

A Pill That Mimics the Immune System

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Synthetic antibodies that can be orally ingested to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases may replace cumbersome intravenous therapeutics.

A dose of extra oxygen can rev up cancer-fighting immune cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Mar, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Boosting oxygen in the air helped mice with cancer battle lung and breast tumors.

Scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells.

How to get the entire immune system to attack cancer

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Stimulating both major branches of the immune system halts tumor growth more effectively.

Immunology Cancer treatment could replace chemotherapy as the standard treatment

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Immunotherapy treatments use the immune system to attack cancerous cells.

Missing link found between brain and immune system

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Overturning decades of textbook teaching, researchers have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

Test unravels history of infection

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood.

Vaccine hope for post-traumatic stress disorder

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jun, 2015 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The immune system could be key to treating, or even preventing PTSD. Research suggests that immunizing animals can lessen fear if they are later exposed to stress.

A new flu drug gives the body time to defend itself

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2015 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Past flu-fighting drugs have targeted the virus itself. But a new drug called Vasculotide reinforces the cellular barrier in the lungs, giving the body more time to rid itself of the virus.

HIV vaccine approach nears human trial

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A study indicates it is possible to trigger the antibody system, with an engineered molecule that mimics a vulnerable region of HIV, to make neutralizing antibodies.

Antibody wipeout found to relieve chronic fatigue syndrome

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The latest study, involving 29 people with CFS, shows that repeated rituximab infusions can keep symptoms at bay for years.

Women’s immune system genes operate differently from men’s

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.

How aging damages and cripples the immune system

Posted in Medicine on 9th Aug, 2015 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Aging cripples the production of new immune cells, decreasing the immune system’s response to vaccines and putting the elderly at risk of infection.

Anti-cancer vaccine uses patient’s own cancer cells to trigger immune responses

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A 'injectable cryogel whole-cell cancer vaccine' uses patient-specific harvested cancer to help the body attack cancer.

New technique bodes well for lung transplant success rate

Posted in Medicine on 21st Sep, 2015 09:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The EVLP-treated lungs showed little signs of rejection, while the lungs transplanted without the treatment all showed signs of severe rejection.

Sleep may strengthen long-term memories in the immune system

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2015 01:25 PM
by AlexMuller
New evidence shows that lack of sleep puts your body at risk.

HIV vaccine to be tested on people

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long been frustrated by the ability of the AIDS virus to mutate and evade the immune system.

Immune clue to preventing schizophrenia

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2015 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be possible to prevent schizophrenia by calming the brain's immune system, say scientists.

Injectable, intelligent gel targets cancer at the source

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
A T cell-loaded biogel that can be injected directly into the tumor for a targeted, less laborious approach to immunotherapy.

Hormone boosts immune function and might extend lifespan

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2016 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
As you age, the thymus becomes fattier, limiting its ability to generate pathogen-hunting T cells.

Blood cells could determine whether kids get allergies

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2016 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
By sampling the baby’s blood from the umbilical cord, researchers can get an early snapshot of the child’s immune system.

Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2016 06:52 PM
by AlexMuller
More than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials.

Scientists 'find cancer's Achilles heel'

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2016 02:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they have discovered a way to "steer" the immune system to kill cancers.

Final piece of type 1 diabetes puzzle solved

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2016 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A complete picture of the areas that the immune system attacks to cause type 1 diabetes has finally been revealed by scientists.

MS breakthrough: Replacing diseased immune system halts progression and allows repair

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jun, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Clinical trial suggests chemo and blood stem cell combination therapy should be considered for people with early, aggressive MS.

'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2016 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease.

Why your immune system may control your brain and your social behavior

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2016 06:59 PM
by AlexMuller
That finding could have implications for diseases such as autism-spectrum and schizophrenia, the researchers suggest.

Drug combo that helps immune system attack cancer

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2016 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
'Cancers can remain inconspicuous in the body for months to years before causing major problems, leading the immune system to coexist rather than to attack cancers'

Immune system discovery likened to finding a new continent

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2016 03:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery could influence new immunotherapies and vaccines by providing new target epitopes for boosting the immune system.

Microsoft Wants to Diagnose Disease By Building Massive Database of the Human Immune System

Posted in Software on 13th Jan, 2018 09:37 AM
by Alex Muller
In your immune system is a record of virtually every health threat that you’ve ever encountered.

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