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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.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.