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Neighborhood cops: Some immune cells defend just 1 organ

Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells...

Newly discovered molecule may offer hope for immune disorders and runaway...

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology identifies new molecule that can be manipulated to induce apoptosis in dendritic cells A new research...

Using magnets and iron nanoparticles to cook cancer

A combination of iron-oxide nanoparticles and an alternating magnetic field, which together generate heat, have activated an immune system response to tumors in mice...

Study in Mice Raises Question: Could PTSD Involve Immune Cell Response...

After chronic stress, primed immune cells in spleen lead to excessive reaction to later event Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears...

Vaccines that catch a ride to lymph nodes could help fight...

Many vaccines, including those for influenza, polio, and measles, consist of a killed or disabled version of a virus. However, for certain diseases, this...

Researchers ID molecular changes responsible for psoriasis skin discoloration

Itchy, painful rashes — such as those that occur with psoriasis — are uncomfortable, but at least they fade when the flare-up subsides. Mostly. Evidence...

You smell sick. No, really.

Humans are able to smell sickness in someone whose immune system is highly active within just a few hours of exposure to a toxin,...

Red alert: Body kills ‘spontaneous’ blood cancers on a daily basis

Immune cells undergo 'spontaneous' changes on a daily basis that could lead to cancers if not for the diligent surveillance of our immune system,...

Fragmented sleep accelerates cancer growth

Poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early...
Insecticide-resistant flies 'rubbish' at courting females

Space-raised flies show weakened immunity to fungus

Venturing into space might be a bold adventure, but it may not be good for your immune system. Now a study by researchers at the...

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