Latest Protective autoimmunity Stories

2009-12-01 12:20:43

Novel approach facilitates identification of molecules that prevent immune cells from attacking the body.

2009-11-03 13:57:40

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.

2009-09-22 07:44:06

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.

2009-09-22 07:39:23

Traumatic spinal cord injury causes permanent disability or loss of movement (paralysis) and sensation below the site of the injury.

2009-09-08 14:49:21

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.

2009-09-01 13:10:00

University of Michigan scientists say they have uncovered a fundamentally new mechanism that holds in check aggressive immune cells that can attack the body’s own cells.

2009-07-20 10:26:53

Researchers from Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Germany, decipher special role of the messenger Beta-interferon for immune responses.

2009-06-11 07:54:07

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.

2009-06-10 13:45:00

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.

2009-03-25 08:20:50

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,

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.