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2009-06-12 09:47:36

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 break—an occurrence that marks the first step in the development of human lymphoma.

2009-05-26 08:49:46

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 – the regions in which the immune response is organized.

2009-04-30 09:37:27

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.

2009-04-02 10:59:31

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.

2009-01-24 14:30:47

Scientists at UCSF have discovered an abnormality in a patient’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.

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2009-01-05 09:23:00

MIT engineers have developed a new, highly efficient way to pair up cells so they can be fused together into a hybrid cell.

2009-01-02 12:31:07

The self-attacking cells to blame for autoimmune diseases could be on the loose in all of us.

2008-12-23 14:44:24

Implications for new tests and more personalized treatments for autoimmune diseases

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2008-12-23 10:41:11

Artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood cells has been created in a University of Michigan lab.

2008-12-22 16:00:59

Potential autoimmunity-inducing cells have been found in healthy humans as well patients with autoimmune diseases such as lupus, U.S. researchers report. Whether these cells are precursors to the self-attacking cells prevalent in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis remains unknown, researchers lead by J.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.