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In order to track down pathogens and render them harmless, the immune system must be able to recognize myriad different foreign substances and react to them.
Therapeutic antibodies can be an efficient alternative when common drugs do not work anymore.
A new focus on the immune system's ability to both unleash and restrain its attack on disease has led Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists to identify cells in mice that prevent the immune system from attacking the animals' own cells, protecting them from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and lupus.
Scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified dendritic antigen-presenting cells in zebrafish, opening the possibility that the tiny fish could become a new model for studying the complexities of the human immune system.
Scientists have long known that certain types of bacteria boost the immune system.
A cell small in number but powerful in its ability to switch the immune system on or off is a unique hybrid of two well-known immune cell types, Medical College of Georgia researchers report.
Members of a population of identical cells often "choose" different fates, even though they exist in identical conditions.
Asthma and other allergic diseases are caused by inappropriate immune responses.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered a new control mechanism in our immune system.
New research may guide creation of targeted, more effective vaccines BOSTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new understanding of a certain cell in the immune system may help guide scientists in creating better flu vaccines, report researchers from the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Immune Disease Institute at Children's Hospital Boston (PCMM/IDI).
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