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Health News - Immune System

Post-Ebola: how can the WHO get back its teeth?
A post-Ebola panel has drawn up 10 recommendations for informing a better response to a future epidemic, largely focusing on the WHO. We look at some of the recommendations. (Medical News Today)

Antibody-drug compounds and immunotherapy to treat breast cancer
To more efficiently treat breast cancer, scientists have been researching molecules that selectively bind to cancer cells and deliver a substance that can kill the tumor cells, for several years. (Medical News Today)

Immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes deemed safe in first US trial
In the first U.S. safety trial of a new form of immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes (T1D), led by UC San Francisco scientists and physicians, patients experienced no serious adverse reactions after... (Medical News Today)

FDA approves first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Fluad, the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant. (Medical News Today)

Study identifies genetic risk for hyperinflammatory disorder from viral infection
A group of people with fatal H1N1 flu died after their viral infections triggered a deadly hyperinflammatory disorder in susceptible individuals with gene mutations linked to the overactive immune... (Medical News Today)

Superfoods: Health Benefits, Uses and Risks
Find out all about superfoods; foods that typically provide many nutritional benefits, such as vitamins, mineral and antioxidants, for minimal calories. (Medical News Today)

Immune-disorder treatment in mice holds potential for multiple sclerosis patients
A University of Florida Health researcher has found a simple, rapid way to treat an immune-related disorder in mice, an approach that could eventually help multiple sclerosis patients after further... (Medical News Today)

Evolution of severely immunosuppressed HIV patients depends on the immunologic and virologic response
Health authorities recommend HIV-infected patients starting treatment as soon as posible after diagnosis, regardless of the level of immunosuppression (which are measured by the number of CD4, cells... (Medical News Today)

Loneliness alters the immune system to cause illness, study finds
Researchers shed light on how loneliness can cause illness; it disrupts stress signaling, which ultimately leads to increased inflammatory response and reduced antiviral response. (Medical News Today)

Turning foe to friend: stem cell treatment mediates harmful immune response following spinal cord injury in pre-clinical trials
When a blunt-force blow injures the spinal cord, the body's immune system can be both friend and foe. (Medical News Today)

How the body stops the type 2 innate immune response from triggering allergic disease
The innate immune response, which is the body's non-specific response to pathogens, was once believed to be a simple system relying on short-lived effector cells alone, but it is now known to be more... (Medical News Today)

Loneliness triggers cellular changes that can cause illness, study shows
Loneliness is more than a feeling: For older adults, perceived social isolation is a major health risk that can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent. (Medical News Today)

Tumor-suppressor p53 regulates protein that stifles immune attack on cancer
A crucial tumor-thwarting gene protects an immune attack against lung cancer by blocking the key to an off switch on T cells, the customized warriors of the immune system, a team led by researchers... (Medical News Today)

Terrence Higgins Trust welcomes step in the right direction for HPV vaccine, but insists it only will be effective through wide availability
Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK's largest HIV and sexual health charity, today welcomed the announcement by the Government to extend the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to Men who have Sex with... (Medical News Today)

Key molecular players in obesity-associated type 2 diabetes identified
There is strong evidence that inflammation promotes obesity-associated type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications. (Medical News Today)

Virus-host interplay: Transcription of host noncoding DNA elements signals viral intrusion but is hijacked by gammaherpesvirus for its own benefit
Mammalian DNA, including the human genome, contains about 1 million SINEs (short interspersed nuclear elements), noncoding mobile genetic elements that make up about 10% of the total genome. (Medical News Today)

Chemical engineers have figured out how to make vaccines faster
System uses freeze-dry concept for 'just-add-water' solution.Researchers at Brigham Young University have devised a system to speed up the process of making life-saving vaccines for new viruses. (Medical News Today)

Blocking immune cell treats new type of age-related diabetes
Diabetes is often the result of obesity and poor diet choices, but for some older adults the disease might simply be a consequence of aging. (Medical News Today)

Call for evidence to strengthen antimicrobial resistance policies
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing global threat. Evidence is needed to create strong policies, but these should not diminish antibiotic use that protects vulnerable people. (Medical News Today)

Investigational immunotherapeutic increased bladder cancer survival
Background: Noguchi explained that immunotherapy has emerged recently as a viable and attractive strategy for the treatment of advanced cancer. (Medical News Today)

Low vitamin D may hamper HIV treatment in adults
Adults who are HIV-positive may find that their immune system does not recover as effectively during treatment if they have insufficient vitamin D, a new study shows. (Medical News Today)

Measuring immune cells before surgery may help predict recovery time, Stanford study finds
The behavior of a type of white blood cell can indicate how soon patients will be back on their feet after hip surgery, according to a study by scientists at the Stanford University School of... (Medical News Today)

'Good' mozzie virus might hold key to fighting human disease
Australian scientists have discovered a new virus carried by one of the country's most common pest mosquitoes. (Medical News Today)

Twenty pneumococcal serotyping methods put to the test
Many recently developed pneumococcal serotyping methods detect the dominant serotype in a laboratory or field sample, but several fail to detect minor serotypes, according to a study published in... (Medical News Today)

TSRI scientists find surprising trait in anti-HIV antibodies
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have new weapons in the fight against HIV. (Medical News Today)

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