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Latest Immune system Stories

Nanomedicine May One Day Be Delivered Orally
2013-11-28 04:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a new type of nanoparticle that can be absorbed through the digestive tract, bringing the cutting-edge treatment method one-step closer to being administered orally instead of through injections. While drugs delivered by nanoparticles could help treat cancer, diabetes and several other types of disease, the fact that these particles currently have to be...

2013-11-26 23:00:25

The new article covers 14 natural ways to treat eczema that help people get rid of their skin disorder fast. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 The new article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com delivers natural ways to treat eczema that help people control their eczema problem effectively. This article is suitable for those people who want to treat eczema at home without using any kinds of drugs or supplements. Firstly, people will learn how to address the root causes of their skin...

How Probiotics Could Affect Hay Fever
2013-11-26 11:42:05

Norwich BioScience Institutes A study has shown that a daily probiotic drink changed how cells lining the nasal passages of hay fever sufferers reacted to a single out-of-season challenge. However, it did not lead to significant changes in hay fever symptoms, although this challenge test may not have accurately represented natural allergen exposure. Our immune system must distinguish between "friends" that can be beneficial to our health and "foes" that can have harmful effects. There...

Autoimmune Disorders May Be Treated With A Little THC
2013-11-26 10:24:34

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New research has found evidence that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a principal component of marijuana, could be a beneficial treatment for autoimmune disorders. This is the first study of its kind to investigate how powerful little molecules known as microRNAs are affected by THC. RNAs are biological molecules that are important in coding, decoding, regulation and expression of genes. MicroRNAs were only recently discovered and are...

Researchers Show B Cells Can Deliver Potentially Therapeutic Bits Of Modified RNA
2013-11-26 06:59:03

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have successfully targeted T lymphocytes – which play a central role in the body's immune response – with another type of white blood cell engineered to synthesize and deliver bits of non-coding RNA or microRNA (miRNA). The achievement in mice studies, published in this week's online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may be the first step...

Murder More Likely Than Dying From Severe Food Allergy Reaction
2013-11-26 05:32:14

[ Watch the Video: You Are More Likely To Die From Murder Than Food Allergies ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that between four and six percent of children in the US have some form of a food allergy, and while it also notes there is no cure for such an illness, redOrbit’s Brett Smith recently reported that a 10-year-old boy was in fact cured of his peanut allergy following a bone marrow...

2013-11-25 15:15:08

Glioblastoma is one of the most ominous brain tumors. Despite aggressive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy the outcome of this disease is almost always fatal. A UZH research team has now achieved success with a novel form of treatment that involves encouraging the body’s own immune system to recognise and eliminate cancer cells in the brain. Animal experiments show that it is relatively easy to treat cancer in the early stages. However, it is far more difficult to successfully treat...

2013-11-25 14:27:55

A ringside seat in the war against infection When golden staph enters our skin it can identify the key immune cells and 'nuke' our body's immune response. Now we know how, thanks to an international research group led by dermatologists from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney. Using state-of-the art microscopy techniques, the team identified the key immune cells that orchestrate the body's defenders against invading golden staph, and also how the bacteria can target...

allergies cause more severe migraines
2013-11-25 12:51:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have found that those who suffer from migraines and battles allergies endure a more severe form of headache then their peers. According to findings published in the journal Cephalalgia, allergies and hay fever, or rhinitis, may cause more significant migraines. Migraines are three times more common in women than men, and about 12 percent of the US population experiences this harsh headache. Moreover, experts say that somewhere...

2013-11-25 09:59:27

Mice lacking GEF-H1 protein expression unable to mount immune defense against influenza A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-led research team has identified an immune cell protein that is critical to setting off the body's initial response against viral infection. The report that will be published in an upcoming issue of Nature Immunology and is receiving early online release describes finding that a protein called GEF-H1 is essential to the ability of macrophages – major contributors...


Latest Immune system Reference Libraries

Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...

Lymph Node
2013-03-04 14:27:41

A lymph node is an immune system organ that is widely distributed throughout various places in the body. There are about 500-600 nodes in an individual adult, with clusters of lymph nodes found in the underarms, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen. The lymphatic system as a whole is responsible for acting as the body’s primary mechanism of defense. Each node is oval-shaped, and measures between a few millimeters and a few centimeters long. They are linked to one another by lymphatic vessels and...

Thymus
2013-03-04 12:56:08

The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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