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Health News - Immune System

Is a measles epidemic becoming more likely in the US?
Recent measles outbreaks in the US have led to concerns about the number of children not fully vaccinated. If coverage drops to 98% of its current level, an epidemic is possible. (Medical News Today)

Immune studies suggest remedies for parathyroid hormone-driven bone loss
IL17A important player in hyperparathyroidism's effects on boneA common cause of bone loss is an overactive parathyroid gland, which doctors usually treat with surgery. (Medical News Today)

Study links psoriasis with blood vessel inflammation
New research suggests the more severe a person's psoriasis is, the more likely they are to have increased blood vessel inflammation - a condition known as vasculitis. (Medical News Today)

Examination of two therapies for critically ill immunocompromised patients with respiratory failure
Among immunocompromised patients admitted to the intensive care unit with hypoxemic (inadequate oxygenation of the blood) acute respiratory failure, early noninvasive ventilation compared with... (Medical News Today)

New protein found in immune cells
Immunobiologists from the University of Freiburg discover Kidins220/ARMS in B cells and demonstrate its functionsResearchers of the University of Freiburg have discovered Kidins220/ARMS in B... (Medical News Today)

The perfect match might be the imperfect one when it comes to treating blood cancers
When it comes to treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphomas, new research shows that a half-matched donor bone marrow transplant may be just as good as a full match, in the first apples to... (Medical News Today)

Tolerant immune system may be a risk factor for some cancers
New research suggests that a tolerant immune system may be an independent risk factor for the development of lung, colorectal and ER-negative breast cancers. (Medical News Today)

Treatment for heparin-induced blood disorder revealed in structure of antibody complex
A potential treatment for a serious clotting condition that can strike patients who receive heparin to treat or prevent blood clots may lie within reach by elucidating the structure of the protein... (Medical News Today)

Sugar governs how antibodies work in the immune system
The immune system is our biological defense shield. Antibodies protect the organism against invading pathogens such as viruses or bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Sex 'alters' immune system to increase chances of pregnancy
New research suggests that having sex - even during so-called non-fertile periods - changes the immune system, increasing chances of conception. (Medical News Today)

Flu jab reduces risk of stroke
The risk of suffering a stroke is significantly reduced for up to two months after receiving a flu vaccine, a major new study has shown. (Medical News Today)

NIH scientists identify how normally protective immune responses kill neurons
National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists studying inflammation of the brain have discovered why certain immune responses, which typically help cells recognize and fight viral and bacterial... (Medical News Today)

Turning T cell immunology on its head
Challenging a universally accepted, longstanding consensus in the field of immunity requires hard evidence. (Medical News Today)

Fresh insight into rheumatoid arthritis offers hope for transforming patient care
Scientists have discovered what they believe has the potential to prevent the onset of an aggressive and hard-to-treat form of rheumatoid arthritis - a condition that affects 700,000 adults in the... (Medical News Today)

Flu shot 'decreases risk of flu-associated pneumonia'
Children and adults hospitalized with flu-associated pneumonia were less likely to have received a flu shot, according to a study published online in JAMA. (Medical News Today)

Type 1 diabetes prevention: insulin vaccine undergoes second trial
A vaccination against type 1 diabetes will soon also be available to young children: the Pre-POINTearly vaccination study will involve children between the ages of six months and two years from... (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify new molecular marker for killer cells
Cell marker enables prognosis about the course of infectionsWhen a pathogen invades the body, specific cells in the human immune system are ready to take immediate action in order to destroy it. (Medical News Today)

Is a 'too-clean' environment to blame for childhood asthma?
A new study suggests that 3-month-old infants with an increased asthma risk have lower levels of four types of gut bacteria, lending support to the hygiene hypothesis. (Medical News Today)

Cell marker enables prognosis about the course of infections
Researchers identify new molecular marker for killer cellsWhen a pathogen invades the body, specific cells in the human immune system are ready to take immediate action in order to destroy it. (Medical News Today)

Investigational KW-0761 efficiently depletes immune system-suppressing Treg cells
In a phase Ia clinical trial, immune cells called Tregs, which can inhibit anticancer immune responses, were efficiently eliminated from the blood of patients with lung or esophageal cancer by... (Medical News Today)

Researchers profile 4 types of non-vaccinators
While scientists are continuously improving vaccinations to stop the spread of disease, many people continue to opt out. (Medical News Today)

A single test could detect almost any virus
In the future, one test could detect any virus in a human or animal. Enhanced virome sequencing has already been proven to indicate 52% more viruses than standard testing. (Medical News Today)

Eight big questions in cancer research
Leading cancer researchers address eight of the "big questions" facing the field as part of the inaugural issue of Trends in Cancer, published by Cell Press.1. (Medical News Today)

Disruption of brain-blood barrier might influence progression of Alzheimer's
More and more data from preclinical and clinical studies strengthen the hypothesis that immune system-mediated actions contribute to and drive pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Deep sleep boosts immunological memory
Just as psychological memory stores environmental and social information, scientists suggests that the immune system stores immunological information for future use. (Medical News Today)

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