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Health News - Immune System

Inflammation turns mitochondria into toxic factories
Researchers discover how macrophages stop mitochondria from producing energy and coerce them into producing harmful products during inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy, study finds
Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. (Medical News Today)

Precision medicine trial first of its kind to show benefit to patients
A clinical trial* for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine - or tailoring treatment for individual people - can slow down the time it takes for a tumour... (Medical News Today)

Study suggests antibodies may offer protection against tuberculosis
Antibodies are one of the body's first lines of defense against infection, but their role in tuberculosis (TB) has gone largely unstudied. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: Progression-reduction drug in the pipeline
Research has found that experimental drug, laquinimod, could potentially reduce the progression and may even prevent the development of multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

The mucosa forms special immunological memory - a breakthrough for vaccine research
If a vaccine is to protect the intestines and other mucous membranes in the body, it also needs to be given through the mucosa, for example as a nasal spray or a liquid that is drunk. (Medical News Today)

Study compares treatments options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis following inadequate response to anti-TNF drug
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis previously treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) drugs but with insufficient response, a non-TNF biologic agent was more effective in achieving a... (Medical News Today)

Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods. (Medical News Today)

HIV: New, powerful technique finds dormant virus hiding in rare cells
Scientists have discovered a highly accurate way to find and reactivate dormant HIV hiding in rare cells in patients on antiretroviral therapy. (Medical News Today)

Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes
Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article. (Medical News Today)

Targeting dormant HIV
Discovery of a novel, advanced technique to identify the rare cells where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hides in patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). (Medical News Today)

Swine flu vaccine not likely to increase risk for overall birth defects
Researchers could not completely rule out an increased risk for specific defects. (Medical News Today)

Immune-matched stem cells prevent rejection of retinal transplants in animals
Stem cell-based transplantation approaches hold great potential for treating a wide range of eye diseases, but progress has been limited by concerns about cost, safety, and effectiveness. (Medical News Today)

Gut pathogens thrive on body's tissue-repair mechanism
Why do some foodborne bacteria make us sick? A paper published in the journal Science has found that pathogens in the intestinal tract cause harm because they benefit from immune system responses... (Medical News Today)

Cold plasma will heal non-healing wounds
Russian scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JIHT RAS), and Gamaleya Research Centre of... (Medical News Today)

A protein in mosquito spit can keep Dengue virus in check
Mosquito saliva influences transmission of viruses to a bitten mammalian host. For example, it contains factors that dampen the host immune response and so facilitate infection. (Medical News Today)

Belgian scientists discover missing link in septic shock
Researchers at VIB and Ghent University have discovered an important mechanism of sepsis, an overreaction of the body's immune system to an infection. (Medical News Today)

Europeans most worried about vaccine safety, finds global study
In a global insight survey observing the state of confidence in vaccines across 67 countries, Europe was the region most skeptical about vaccine safety. (Medical News Today)

New immunotherapy treatment could lead to better, cheaper results for pancreatic cancer
A new immunotherapy treatment has shown dramatic results in treating advanced pancreatic cancer, a deadly cancer that has seen little progress in treatment over the last 20 years. (Medical News Today)

Kymouse, Kymab's human antibody discovery platform, successfully demonstrates steps to developing HIV vaccine
A new approach to developing a human vaccine against HIV has been developed by researchers at Kymab, a UK therapeutic antibody platform company, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) of San Diego... (Medical News Today)

Should you feed a cold and starve a fever? Study investigates
Researchers find that food intake can have a positive or negative impact on infections, depending on whether the infection is bacterial or viral. (Medical News Today)

Communication and coordination of care are important for ensuring lupus patients' health
Results from a recent study suggest that improved communication and coordination of care between patients, physicians, and health insurers can provide important health benefits for patients with... (Medical News Today)

Nasal spray flu vaccine 'ineffective and should not be used,' say AAP
The nasal spray flu vaccine LAIV offers insufficient protection for children and should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, the AAP recommend. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover how breast cancers use white blood cells to avoid immune defences and promote growth
Finding could lead to development of a new breast cancer treatment that prevents key protein on tumour cells from binding to immune cellsScientists funded by Breast Cancer Now have... (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria metabolism impacts immune recovery in HIV-infected individuals, study finds
An international study coordinated by Spanish research institutes has found that gut bacteria also play their role in the immune recovery of HIV patients. (Medical News Today)

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