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Health News - Immune System

Pathogenic connection found between autoimmune disorders and cancer
Autoimmune disorders may share certain pathogenic mechanisms with cancer, according to a new report by George Washington University (GW) researcher Linda Kusner, Ph.D., published in PLOS ONE. (Medical News Today)

Promise for HIV vaccine as researchers find way to 'neutralize' HIV antibodies
Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC, say an HIV vaccine may be in the cards after they have discovered a way to neutralize HIV antibodies. (Medical News Today)

Vaccine for dust-mite allergies being tested by researchers
If you're allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. (Medical News Today)

Linking the microbial and immune environment in semen to HIV viral load and transmission
While HIV is found in many body fluids, sexual transmission through semen is the most common route of infection. (Medical News Today)

CDC: HPV vaccination coverage among teens remains 'unacceptably low'
A new report from the CDC reveals that while HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents increased in 2012-13, it remains 'unacceptably low' and further efforts are needed. (Medical News Today)

HIV evicted from its hiding place by anti-cancer drug
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV. (Medical News Today)

Immune cell discovered that plays neuroprotective role in the brain
A type of immune cell widely believed to exacerbate chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), can actually protect the brain from traumatic brain injury... (Medical News Today)

Targeting immune response rather than flu virus offers potential for new drugs
The seriousness of disease often results from the strength of immune response, rather than with the virus, itself. (Medical News Today)

Pharmacomicrobiomics: new research from Africa
The Human Microbiome Project (HMP) is a global initiative to identify and characterize the microorganisms present at multiple sites in the human body. (Medical News Today)

Intervention strategy in in low-income families helps parents nurture children and reduce inflammation
A new Northwestern University study suggests that an intervention focused on strengthening families can reduce inflammation, a chronic over activation of parts of the immune system that is important... (Medical News Today)

Treating eosinophilic esophagitis with high-dose fluticasone
Results from a clinical trial show that high doses of the corticosteroid fluticasone propionate safely and effectively induce remission in many people with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic... (Medical News Today)

IL-10 helps stop host rejection of allogenic smooth muscle cells after myocardial infarction
Interleukin-10 aids survival of cells transplanted to repair cardiac tissues after MIThe long-term, positive benefits of transplanted allogenic (other-donated) smooth muscle cells (SMCs) to... (Medical News Today)

Possible target identified for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancer
Yale Cancer Center researchers used a new molecular analysis tool to accurately detect the level of an important target for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancers. (Medical News Today)

'Pathogenic connection' between cancer and autoimmune disorders
Researchers developing a potential vaccine for myasthenia gravis find that an inhibitor expressed in tumors is also found in people who have this disease. (Medical News Today)

HIV 'eliminated' from cultured human cells for the first time
A potential breakthrough in a cure for HIV/AIDS may come from a new molecular tool designed to hunt down and 'snip out' the HIV genome from patients' cells. (Medical News Today)

Tackling immune response could be promising new direction for flu drugs
A new study suggests targeting the immune response - rather than the virus - may be an effective way for drugs to fight H7N9 avian flu and other highly virulent pathogens. (Medical News Today)

Hope for new HIV treatment following biomarker discovery
Median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels who received therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x in exploratory, ad hoc... (Medical News Today)

Future IBS treatments or prevention likely following research into the immune cell's role in intestinal movement
Learning the role of immune-system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (Medical News Today)

Dietary elimination therapy benefits adults with eosinophilic esophagitis
Dietary elimination is a successful method of treatment for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical... (Medical News Today)

NBR1 protein plays a critical role in regulating obesity-induced inflammation that leads to metabolic disease
A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has identified a new signal that triggers the events leading to insulin resistance in obesity. (Medical News Today)

New Crohn's disease treatment may result from 'bodyguard protein' discovery
Mutations in the protein NOD2 are linked to Crohn's disease. Now researchers show that increasing the bodyguard protein HSP70 stabilizes NOD2 and rescues its activity. (Medical News Today)

New research finds a way to predict which HIV patients will respond better to future therapeutic vaccine
A new study suggests that HIV patients with a higher level of a particular biomarker, or a measurable indicator found in the blood, may respond more favourably to an experimental immune activating... (Medical News Today)

Why the immune system fails to kill HIV
Our immune system contains CD8+ T cells which protect us from various diseases such as cancer and viruses. (Medical News Today)

Researchers paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart disease
Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), are one step closer... (Medical News Today)

FDA approval announced of Ruconest® for the treatment of acute angioedema attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE)
Pharming Group NV and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., have announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved RUCONEST® (C1 Esterase Inhibitor [Recombinant]) 50 IU/kg for the treatment... (Medical News Today)

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