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Latest Innate immune system Stories

2013-01-22 14:00:59

The innate immune system detects invasive pathogens and activates defense mechanisms to eliminate them.

2013-01-17 10:37:41

A Kansas State University-led study has uncovered new information that helps scientists better understand the complex workings of cells in the innate immune system.

2013-01-14 11:33:32

Researchers at McGill University and the Research Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences have discovered the molecular blueprint behind the IFIT protein.

2012-11-15 11:36:10

When infected with influenza, the body becomes an easy target for bacteria.

2012-10-19 01:40:44

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have determined a new mechanism by which the mosquitoes’ immune system can respond with specificity to infections with various pathogens, including the parasite that causes malaria in humans, using one single gene.

2012-06-19 11:06:28

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have unlocked the structure of a key protein that, when sensing certain viruses and bacteria, triggers the body's immediate immune response.

Good Bugs Gone Bad: Beneficial Microbes Kept In Their Place By Gut Immune Cells
2012-06-06 12:57:26

Good microbes that promote normal health can 'turn bad' if found outside the intestine


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.