Latest Protective autoimmunity Stories
Novel approach facilitates identification of molecules that prevent immune cells from attacking the body.
Stem cells isolated from the brain of adult mice (adult neural stem cells [aNSCs]) have shown very modest therapeutic effects in a mouse model of the chronic inflammatory neurodegenerative disease multiple sclerosis.
After spinal cord injury, certain immune cells collect in the spinal fluid and release high levels of antibodies. What, if anything, those antibodies do there is unknown.
Traumatic spinal cord injury causes permanent disability or loss of movement (paralysis) and sensation below the site of the injury.
Immune responses are capable of killing tumors before they can be directed toward normal body tissue, according to new scientific findings published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
University of Michigan scientists say they have uncovered a fundamentally new mechanism that holds in check aggressive immune cells that can attack the bodyâ€™s own cells.
Researchers from Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Germany, decipher special role of the messenger Beta-interferon for immune responses.
Older mice are more susceptible to proteoglycan-induced arthritis (PGIA). Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Immunity & Ageing have shown, for the first time, that young mice are completely resistant, but become fully susceptible to the disease with age.
Over 100,000 people suffer from multiple sclerosis in Germany alone. Despite intensive research, the factors that trigger the disease and influence its progress remain unclear.
Current research describes a new method to track the development of autoimmune diseases before the onset of symptoms. The related report by Zangani et al,
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.