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Health News - Immune System

Insight into cancer resistance in elephants could aid human treatment
Elephants rarely develop cancer, and researchers have uncovered new information on why this is in a new study. The findings may shed light on cancer suppression in humans. (Medical News Today)

Bavarian Nordic announces initiation of safety and immunogenicity study of Ebola vaccine regimen in Sierra Leone
Bavarian Nordic A/S has announced the initiation of a new clinical study of the Ebola prime-boost vaccine regimen that combines Bavarian Nordic's MVA-BN® Filo vaccine with the Ad26. (Medical News Today)

Immune gene prevents Parkinson's disease and dementia
An estimated seven to ten million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease (PD), which is an incurable and progressive disease of the nervous system affecting movement and cognitive... (Medical News Today)

Smoking cessation, flu vaccines top health concerns for Seattle restaurant workers
Restaurant workers - who typically earn low wages and have few health benefits - said they were most interested in flu vaccines and tobacco cessation when it came to work-related health care... (Medical News Today)

High dose chemo & stem cell transplantation result in long-term survival for amyloid patients
Patients with Light-chain (AL) amyloidosis who are treated with high-dose chemotherapy (melphalan) and autologous (one's own) stem cell transplantation (HDM/SCT) have the greatest success for... (Medical News Today)

Biomarker predicting transplant complications may be key to treating them
A protein that can be used to predict if a stem cell transplant patient will suffer severe complications may also be the key to preventing those complications, an international research team based... (Medical News Today)

One in 8 children at risk for measles, analysis shows
Undervaccination leaves nearly 9 million vulnerable to contagious diseaseGaps in measles vaccination rates place one in eight children at risk for becoming sick from the highly contagious... (Medical News Today)

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)

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