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Latest Adaptive immune system Stories

2012-03-02 01:32:18

A new study turns the well established theory that antibodies are required for antiviral immunity upside down and reveals that an unexpected partnership between the specific and non-specific divisions of the immune system is critical for fighting some types of viral infections.

2012-01-21 00:13:05

These new data are an essential step towards understanding the operation of these key cells in the immune system, and they could provide a new therapeutic approach to fighting infection.

2011-10-03 12:30:51

A central element of the immune system has remained constant through more than 400 million years of evolution, according to new research at National Jewish Health.

2011-09-28 13:36:33

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have modified HIV in a way that makes it no longer able to suppress the immune system.

2011-07-18 14:37:57

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a key immune system regulator, a protein that serves as a gatekeeper in the white blood cells that produce the "troops" to battle specific infections.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.