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Health News - Immune System

Lipid mediators open new therapeutic avenue for inflammation
A new study sheds light into the role of lipid mediators in curbing inflammation driven by adaptive immune cells, opening the door to harnessing these molecules to treat chronic inflammation and... (Medical News Today)

Candidiasis of the Skin and Nails: All You Need to Know
Learn all about how candidiasis, an infection caused by the Candida fungus, can affect the skin and nails. This article looks at symptoms and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Discovery could provide new prevention, treatment option for organ transplant rejection
An international team led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that targeting certain donor cells lowered the risk of organ rejection in mice that underwent... (Medical News Today)

Research opens up new treatment route for inflammatory rheumatism
Enthesitis, inflammation of tendons where they attach to the bone, is a common medical problem which underlies various forms of inflammatory rheumatism. (Medical News Today)

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Get the Facts
Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia, a condition where the immune system destroys red blood cells. (Medical News Today)

Modulating dendritic cell movement in spleen could prevent life-threatening immune response in transfusion patients
The spleen's mechanisms for responding to blood-borne antigens mirror those in immune responses in other sites of the body, and could potentially be harnessed to prevent life-threatening immune... (Medical News Today)

Flu Shot: Side Effects, Facts, Things to Consider
Does the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine. (Medical News Today)

Zika clone promises to assist vaccine development
Viruses are notoriously difficult to predict. A newly designed Zika clone might be the tool needed to produce a reliable vaccine and halt the pandemic. (Medical News Today)

Genetic regulation of the thymus function identified
Researchers at the universities of Basel and Oxford have for the first time identified all genes regulated by the protein Foxn1. (Medical News Today)

Asthma: Researchers at University of Liege have discovered a type of eosinophil that plays a protective and beneficial role
The eosinophils that contribute to inflammation and exacerbation of the asthmatic response had been known to scientists for some time. (Medical News Today)

Potential lung disease-causing fungi found in wind instruments
Wind instrument musicians are at an increased risk of a potential hazard dubbed 'bagpipe lung' that could lead to chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria, antibiotics, and the rise of type 1 diabetes
Antibiotics impact the type and number of bacteria found in a healthy gut. Could these changes be responsible for the mysterious rise of type 1 diabetes? (Medical News Today)

How might aluminium adjuvants contribute towards vaccine-related adverse events?
The majority of vaccinations use an adjuvant to boost their effectiveness and in most cases the adjuvant is an aluminium salt. (Medical News Today)

New flu strains and old antibodies: How sinful is 'original antigenic sin'?
Immune memory ensures a quick and specific response to previously encountered pathogens. (Medical News Today)

Mouse study points way to shut down harmful immune response in lupus
Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body's ability to combat flu, according to Duke Health studies in... (Medical News Today)

How antiviral antibodies become part of immune memory
Weapons production first, research later. During wartime, governments follow these priorities, and so does the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Celiac disease: Season, region of birth linked with increased risk in children
Season and region of birth may be associated with an increased risk of celiac disease in children before the age of 15, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Flu nasal spray just as effective as flu shot
Contrary to previous studies, new research shows that immunizing children with the flu nasal spray provides similar protection to the standard flu shot. (Medical News Today)

St. Jude researchers pinpoint key influenza-fighting immune trigger
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists have identified the protein trigger in the body's quick-reaction innate immune system that specifically recognizes the influenza virus in... (Medical News Today)

Oral immunotherapy is safe, effective for peanut-allergic preschoolers, study suggests
Nearly 80 percent of peanut-allergic preschool children successfully incorporated peanut-containing foods into their diets after receiving peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT), a clinical trial has... (Medical News Today)

Hay fever might alter the brain
As well as the dreaded stuffy nose and itchy eyes, researchers find hay fever may alter the brain, reducing immune activity and increasing neurogenesis. (Medical News Today)

Keeping cells in shape to fight sepsis
Boosting levels of a protein that controls the shape and activity of a crucial group of white blood cells improves survival and recovery chances during sepsis. (Medical News Today)

Preclinical evaluation of a vaccine against herpes viruses
Oral and genital herpes are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which both cause lifelong infection. (Medical News Today)

Growing up on an Amish farm protects children against asthma by reprogramming immune cells
House dust differences between communities affect immune development.By probing the differences between two farming communities - the Amish of Indiana and the Hutterites of South Dakota - an... (Medical News Today)

Zika vaccine offers complete protection in monkeys
A Zika vaccine called ZPIV has shown complete protection in both mice and monkeys, and it is now due to enter human trials later this year. (Medical News Today)

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