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Expression of a single gene programs an immune system helper T cell that fuels rapid growth and diversification of antibodies in a cellular structure implicated in autoimmune diseases and development of B cell lymphoma, scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reported today in Science Express, the advance online publication of the journal Science.
Seminal finding has major implications for the development of new and better vaccines.
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a key mechanism that causes chromosomes within blood cells to breakâ€”an occurrence that marks the first step in the development of human lymphoma.
If we imagine our immune system to be a police force for our bodies, then previous work has suggested that the Lymph nodes would be the best candidate structures within the body to act as police stations â€“ the regions in which the immune response is organized.
Scientists believe they may have found a preventative therapy for Type 1 diabetes, by making the body's killer immune cells tolerate the insulin-producing cells they would normally attack and destroy, prior to disease onset.
For years, researchers and physicians have known that infants' immune systems do not respond well to certain vaccines, thus the need for additional boosters as children develop.
Scientists at UCSF have discovered an abnormality in a patientâ€™s immune system that may lead to safer therapies for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and colitis, as well as potential new ways to treat transplant rejection.
MIT engineers have developed a new, highly efficient way to pair up cells so they can be fused together into a hybrid cell.
The self-attacking cells to blame for autoimmune diseases could be on the loose in all of us.
Implications for new tests and more personalized treatments for autoimmune diseases
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