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Health News - Immune System

Parasite proteins prompt immune system to fight off ovarian tumors in mice
Effector proteins secreted by Toxoplasma gondii upon infection trigger antitumor immune response. (Medical News Today)

Autoimmune Diseases: All You Need to Know
Learn about autoimmune diseases, whereby the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. Examples include celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Does the immune system influence our social behavior?
Until recently, the immune system and brain were considered entirely separate systems. New work shows that they are even more entwined than first thought. (Medical News Today)

Three Alzheimer's genetic risk factors linked to immune cell dysfunction
People with a variant copy of the TREM2 gene have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, but researchers are only beginning to understand why. (Medical News Today)

Chlamydia: World's first vaccine in sight
Researchers have identified an antigen that may protect against different strains of chlamydia-causing bacteria, paving the way for a chlamydia vaccine. (Medical News Today)

Intranasal flu vaccine produces long-lasting immune response in mice
Findings suggest intranasal flu vaccine may help prevent severe illness during pandemics. (Medical News Today)

Fighting life-threatening bacteria without antibiotics
Each year, about 170,000 people die of complications of hepatic cirrhosis in Europe. (Medical News Today)

Genetic drivers of immune response to cancer discovered through 'big data' analysis
Scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified over 100 new genetic regions that affect the immune response to cancer. (Medical News Today)

Newly described cellular defense activity could guide solutions to UTIs
The process cells use to secrete chemicals also appears to be the way to clear urinary tract infections, or UTIs, according to a study by researchers from Duke Health and Duke-National University... (Medical News Today)

Macular degeneration insight identifies promising drugs to prevent vision loss
In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team pinpoints how immune abnormalities beneath the retina result in macular... (Medical News Today)

Scientists find a new way to protect against lethal fungal infections
Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) and the Max F. (Medical News Today)

Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV
Artificial receptors kill cells infected with the virus that causes AIDS, UCLA study finds. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's vaccine steps closer with new study
A new vaccine combination has proven successful in mouse models of Alzheimer's, new study reveals, and it could be tested in humans within 3-5 years. (Medical News Today)

Zika virus: Antibodies identified with therapeutic and diagnostic potential
A team of researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, USI Università della Svizzera italiana) and the Swiss biotech company Humabs BioMed SA has identified novel therapeutic... (Medical News Today)

Mayo Clinic scientists develop new combination therapy for advanced cancers
A drug combination designed to enhance the immune system's ability to zero in and attack cancer cells has shown a pronounced therapeutic effect against advanced and metastatic cancers in mice... (Medical News Today)

Hybrid immune cells in early-stage lung cancer spur anti-tumor T cells to action
The microenvironment of tumors is a mix of cell types, mostly comprised of inflammatory cells. (Medical News Today)

Antibodies in patients with rare disorder may have role preventing type 1 diabetes
People with a rare autoimmune disorder produce autoimmune antibodies that appear to be linked to a reduced occurrence of Type 1 diabetes, new research has found. (Medical News Today)

It's all in the genes: New research reveals why some chickens are resistant to bird flu
The genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has revealed. (Medical News Today)

Constant exposure to artificial lights could be affecting our health
A study shows that exposing mice to artificial light for long periods of time causes health problems. Turning off the lights could improve our health. (Medical News Today)

Treatment targets HIV's last hiding place
Genetically engineered protein helps immune system see and kill cells containing dormant HIV.UK scientists may have found a way to destroy HIV's last refuge. (Medical News Today)

UCLA study unlocks key mechanisms that determine acquired resistance to immunotherapy in advanced melanoma
Findings are a promising step towards developing new and improved treatments for the disease. (Medical News Today)

Progress towards protection from highly lethal Ebola, Marburg viruses
Ebola and Marburg filovirus disease outbreaks have typically occurred as isolated events, confined to central Africa. (Medical News Today)

Study examines risk of HIV transmission from condomless sex with virologically suppressed HIV-infected individuals
Among nearly 900 serodifferent (one partner is HIV-positive, one is HIV-negative) heterosexual and men who have sex with men couples in which the HIV-positive partner was using suppressive... (Medical News Today)

Increased prevalence of lupus in non-Europeans has a genetic basis, study confirms
Discovery sheds more light on one of world's least understood autoimmune conditions. (Medical News Today)

Eosinophils: All You Need to Know
Learn all about eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. This article looks at what eosinophils are and what happens when levels get too low or high. (Medical News Today)

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