Tag: immune system

Researchers Film How The Human Immune System Kills Off Invading Bacteria

Researchers filmed how the immune system attacks a foreign invader to understand how the human cell remains undamaged after the process. Their findings could lead to weaponizing the immune system to attack rogue cells.

May 6, 2019

Doctors Cure 'Bubble Boy' Babies Using Gene Therapy: What Is Severe Combined Immunodeficiency?

Ten children with severe combined immunodeficiency completely recovered with the help of modified human immunodeficiency virus. The gene therapy fully restored their immune functions without developing cancer or other side effects.

Feature | Health April 19, 2019

New Type Of Antibody Can Hold HIV Virus At Bay For 4 Months

A clinical trial of an experimental injectable drug was proven effective in suppressing the HIV virus among patients diagnosed with it. Researchers reported that it is as effective as taking a cocktail of pills every day.

Public Health April 18, 2019

Immune System May Contribute To Tooth Decay And Cavities

A new study suggests that immune cells in the human body can help cause teeth to decay and tooth-colored fillings to fail. Neutrophils have been shown to produce more damage to the teeth than bacterial infections.

Public Health April 13, 2019

Immune System Therapy Shows Promise In Fighting Blood Cancers: How Does it Work?

CAR-T therapy is known to help patients with blood cancers immensely. Now, researchers show great promise in using the same methods in treating other types of cancer as well.

Medicine April 1, 2019

Experimental Anti-Aging Drugs Reduce Infections, Boost Immune System Of Older Adults

Elderly participants of a clinical trial who received low doses of mTOR inhibitor drugs RAD001 and BEZ235 had fewer infections compared with those who received placebo. What were the other effects of these anti-aging drugs?

Medicine July 12, 2018

Intense Stress And Autoimmune Diseases: Trauma May Raise Risk Of Immune System Disorders

Trauma may increase a person's risk of developing autoimmune diseases by 36 percent. People who experienced severe emotional reaction as a result of stress can reduce their risk of developing immune system disorders. Here’s how.

Public Health June 20, 2018

Woman Suffers 3 Years Of Chronic Pain After Getting Tattoo: Here's What Happened

A woman suffered from three years of chronic pain, which doctors said was caused by a tattoo that she got on her left thigh. What happened in the bizarre medical case, and does it mean that people should avoid tattoos?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018

Doctors Cure Woman Of Late-Stage Breast Cancer By Injecting Her With Billions Of Immune Cells

Doctors successfully cured a woman of late-stage breast cancer using a new form of therapy. The groundbreaking new treatment harnesses the patient’s own immune cells to kill off cancerous ones.

Medicine June 6, 2018

New Study On Mice Shows That Gray Hair Could Be Linked To Viral Infection In Immune System

A new study that was conducted on mice showed a link between the innate immune system and the molecule that controls hair and skin pigmentation. The study was done at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2018

Exposure To Pets And Outdoors Is Healthier For Your Mental Health, A New Study Suggests

A new study has shown that people who grew up without pets are more likely to suffer from stress in adulthood. The study was conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018

How To Keep Your Immune System Young? Cycle, Says New Study

The immune system of older people who exercise regularly are similar to young people’s. That’s according to a new study that questions the notion that aging inevitably makes us frail.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2018

Doctor Stumbles On Cure For Deadly Sepsis And It’s All About Vitamin C

The physician successfully treated his patients with vitamin C infusions, along with thiamine and hydrocortisone. Pending validation through additional studies, his remedy could prove to be a long-awaited breakthrough in sepsis treatment.

Public Health March 24, 2017

Infections During Pregnancy Linked To Prenatal Brain Development

Maternal infections during pregnancy can lead to abnormal development of the fetus. The defense mechanism used by the mother’s immune system can influence the child’s brain development in the womb.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017

Eating Carbs During Workout: Good For The Immune System, Say Scientists

New research suggests that carbohydrates consumed during an intense workout may improve the immune system. According to the study, between 30 and 60 grams of carbs would be enough to boost the immune system.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2017

Nanoparticles For Medicine: Breakthrough Screening Method Makes Selection Viable And Easy

The challenges involved in selecting the right and biocompatible nanoparticles for medicinal use have been solved by a team of researchers from the universities of Geneva and Fribourg. They devised a new screening method offering safety, cost efficiency, and speed.

Biotech February 4, 2017

Here’s Why You Get Sick When You Don’t Sleep Enough

A new study by researchers at the UW Medicine Sleep Center has shown that reduced sleep is a health hazard and results in a depressed immune response involving the circulation of white blood cells.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017

Researchers Uncover New Molecular Mechanism Behind Some Autoimmune Diseases

People suffer from allergies and autoimmune diseases when their immune systems don't work properly. Latest research conducted in Japan has led to the discovery of an important cause of the phenomenon.

Public Health December 31, 2016

Researchers Uncover Secrets Of ‘Invisibility Cloak’ That Lets Cancer Cells Hide And Thrive

Researchers have uncovered the secret as to why some cancers spread fast, with their presence going undetected by the body’s immune system. It is understood that such a condition happens after the disappearance of a protein called interleukein-33, or IL-33.

Medicine September 29, 2016

CrossFit Enthusiasts Need Rest Day In Between Workouts To Avoid Impairing Immune System

CrossFit enthusiasts especially beginners and those recovering from illness should take a break after two consecutive days of intense workout. Otherwise, they risk impairing their immune system.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 26, 2016

Immunity May Protect People In Southeast Asia From Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

People living in Southeast Asia could probably be immune to Zika virus infection. Exposure to locally transmitted Zika virus strain for more than 50 years might give them the protection from the South American strain.

Public Health September 10, 2016

Controlling Social Interaction Also An Immune System Function

It would appear your health also has an effect on how sociable you are. Researchers have discovered that the presence of a certain molecule in the immune system helps dictate the level of social interaction organisms engage in.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016

Up To 25 Percent Of Lung Cancer Patients Ineligible For Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a great advance in cancer treatment but up to a quarter of lung cancer patients are not eligible for this therapy. Autoimmune disorders have something to do with the risks.

Medicine June 4, 2016

Poor Immune System Linked To Mental Health Problems

A breakthrough study links mental health problems to a compromised immune system. Findings show that a combination of medication and immune system therapies can relive mental health symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016

Eating Disorder Anorexia May Be Caused By Bacteria

One of the most common eating disorder, anorexia, may be caused by a bacteria. The physical infection triggers an immune response, but the antibodies attack the brain, causing feelings of personal disgust.

Medicine April 25, 2016

Woman Allergic To Own Sweat, Tears: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment For Cholinergic Urticaria

Cholinergic urticaria is a rare immunological disease that affects about 10 percent of the young adult population. Its symptoms include small, itchy patches of skin lesions triggered by sweat and tears.

Life April 17, 2016

How Often Do You Need To Shower? Here's What A New Study Says

While taking showers can get rid of foul-smelling odor from the body, it is not as effective at removing bacteria. A new study even claims that overbathing can make a person more susceptible to various infection-causing germs.

Life April 11, 2016

Gut Bacteria May Help Prevent Stroke: Study

Attesting to the fundamental influence of gut bacteria on overall health, a new study showed that certain kinds of beneficial microbes can reduce the severity of stroke. These results then make dietary changes a promising area of stroke prevention in the future.

Life March 31, 2016

New Ultra-Sensitive Test Up to 10,000 Times More Effective In Detecting HIV, Cancer

Stanford scientists developed a new test that is 10,000 times more sensitive than current diagnostic tests. The test can detect diseases like Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and cancer.

Life March 21, 2016

New Technique Allows Kidney Transplant Patients To Receive Organ From Incompatible Donors

In a large, national study employing desensitization, doctors successfully altered the immune systems of patients to enable them to accept kidneys from incompatible donors. This breakthrough is believed to shorten the waiting lists for kidney transplants and give hope to patients.

Life March 10, 2016

Getting Multiple Tattoos May Boost Your Immune System

Chances are, getting multiple tattoos can be good for you. A study has found that getting multiple tattoos can give your immune system an added boost to help you fight infections.

Life March 10, 2016

Here's How Exposure To Allergy-Causing Foods Reduces Babies' Risk For Allergy

A new study has found that feeding peanut mush to babies could prevent allergies to the legume later on. But what is the mechanism that makes this food allergy prevention possible?

Life March 7, 2016

Viral DNA Could Help Protect Humans From Other Diseases, Study Finds

Ancient DNA from 50 million years in the past are used by humans today to fight off disease. How does our immune system utilize this ancient viral genetic code?

March 4, 2016

Ancient Viruses In Our DNA Boost Immune System, Help Us Fight Infections

Our DNA is embedded with ancient viruses that targeted our ancestors millions of years ago. Researchers at the University of Utah explained that this specific genetic code actually boosts our immune system.

Life March 4, 2016

Influenza Virus Can Hide From Body's Immune System

When a virus enters the body, the immune system acts to fight it. Researchers found that influenza can cheat the body's protective mechanism and go undetected.

Life February 26, 2016

Immunity Of Bats To Lethal Diseases May Help Protect People

CSIRO scientists are looking into the ability of bats to remain unaffected by diseases despite carrying more than 100 viruses within their bodies. They believe that the animals' immune system could hold the secret to helping humans become more resistant to deadly infections such as Ebola and MERS.

Life February 23, 2016

Couples Who Live Together Have Similar Immune Systems

Cohabitation and raising a child together has been found to change a couple’s immune systems, making them more similar than seen in the wider population. These health effects of parenting and living together may no longer come as a surprise for some.

Life February 21, 2016

Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Uses T-Cells To Remember And Attack Tumor Cells

T-cells protect the body from pathogens by remembering and killing them. Now, can this therapy be used in cancer treatment?

Life February 16, 2016

New Class Of Antigens May Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers from Denver have identified a new class of antigens that may be contributing to the development of type 1 diabetes. Their study was funded by the American Diabetes Association.

Life February 12, 2016

Suffer From Allergies? You Can Blame Ancient Neanderthals, Researchers Say

Neanderthal DNA helped evolve the modern human immune system, researchers suggest. However, it may have made some people more prone to allergies, they say.

January 8, 2016

Plants Use Molecular Clock To Raise Resistance When Fungal Infection Is Likely To Occur

Plants have super powers. They can ward off infection by regulating their internal molecular clock to anticipate impending infection by pathogens.

Earth/Environment December 18, 2015

Parasitic Worm Linked To High Fertility Rate In Bolivian Women: Other Parasitic Infections That Alter Human Health

Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara found that a lifetime of roundworm infection among indigenous women in Bolivia has led to a considerable increase in their fertility. The researchers are now exploring the potential of using the parasitic worm to develop fertility-enhancing treatments.

Life November 22, 2015

Permanent Flu Vaccine Could Make Annual Shots A Thing Of The Past

The constant mutation of the influenza virus strains make getting permanent immunity for flu difficult to achieve but if it can be made possible, annual flu shots and billions of dollars lost to these yearly efforts can become a thing of the past.

Life November 12, 2015

Many People Who Think They Are Allergic To Penicillin May Safely Take The Drug: Study

Researchers found that not everyone who think they have penicillin allergy are actually allergic. People who mistake themselves as allergic to Penicillin are forced to opt for more dangerous antibiotics that are riskier to their health.

Life November 6, 2015

Brain's Immune System Holds Clue To Schizophrenia Risk And Potential Treatment

Experts found that the risk of developing schizophrenia may be determined by studying the brain's immune system cells. The researchers hope that their research could open up doors to better preventive management and treatment of the debilitating disease.

Life October 17, 2015

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