adaptive immune system

Can flu infections prevent asthma?


December 14th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that the influenza virus infection in young mice protected the mice as adults against the development of allergic asthma.The same protective effect ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new drug target for immune diseases


August 4th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 04 (ANI): Scientists have found a new mechanism that explains how certain immune cells are activated to create protective antibodies against infections or pathological antibodies such as those present in ... Read more...

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Trigger to early, effective antibody response discovered


July 7th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): American scientists have discovered a trigger that induces B cells to produce effective and long-lived antibodies early in the immune response.The researchers at National Jewish Health found ... Read more...

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Mechanism T cells use to block HIV discovered


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered a new role for a host protein that provides further insight into how CD8+ ... Read more...

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Researchers stress importance of Vitamin D


August 19th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) The ability of vitamin D to regulate anti-bacteria proteins, a key part of the immune system of humans and primates, has survived through 60 million years of evolution. ... Read more...

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Genetic mapping shows how staph infections disrupt immune system


July 14th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Researchers have used genetic mapping to explain how the human immune system is programmed to respond to Staphylococcus aureus infections.Infectious disease specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have ... Read more...

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Hepatitis C virus itself kills liver cells


February 6th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): While liver disease in hepatitis C patients is thought to be caused by the immune systems attack on the cells in the infected organ, University of Alberta ... Read more...

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