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Latest immune systems Stories

William Gillanders, MD
2014-12-02 04:00:03

A breast cancer vaccine developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is safe in patients with metastatic breast cancer, results of an early clinical trial indicate.

stem cells
2014-11-24 05:02:22

A new stem cell gene therapy is set to begin clinical trials early next year after the technique reportedly cured 18 children who were born without working immune systems due to a condition known as “Bubble Baby” disease.

rhesus monkey breast or bottle
2014-09-05 02:00:42

Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning.

Rural Microbes Could Boost The Health Of City Dwellers
2014-04-24 03:26:09

The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments

How Does Our Immune System Change As We Age?
2014-04-22 10:18:04

Telling someone to “act your age” is another way of asking him or her to behave better. Age, however, does not always bring improvements.

Researchers Demonstrate 'Guided Missile' Strategy To Kill Hidden HIV
2014-01-10 13:59:06

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have deployed a potential new weapon against HIV – a combination therapy that targets HIV-infected cells that standard therapies cannot kill.

2013-11-21 13:04:03

More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims.

Human Influences Endangering Galapagos Sea Lions
2013-07-01 09:35:06

Like all biological functions, the immune system places demands on an organism and a new study in the journal PLoS ONE has found the highly active immune systems of some endangered Galapagos sea lions are stressing the animals to the point of starvation.

Sturdier Immune System May Explain Why Women Live Longer
2013-05-16 09:14:05

Women's immune systems age more slowly than men's, which may contribute to their longer average lifespans, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Immunity & Ageing.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.