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2009-07-23 14:51:44

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.

2009-07-16 15:37:49

Seminal finding has major implications for the development of new and better vaccines.

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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gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'