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2011-11-05 23:15:00

The first study to report the effects vitamin D has on the immune system of people with lupus was reported this week a the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 05, 2011 The first study to report the effects vitamin D has on the immune system of people with lupus was reported this week a the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Systemic lupus erythematosus, also called SLE or lupus, is a...

2011-11-01 21:02:19

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology demonstrates that elevated body temperature plays a vital role on the generation of effective T-cell mediated immune response With cold and flu season almost here, the next time you're sick, think twice before taking something for your fever. That's because scientists have found more evidence that elevated body temperature helps certain types of immune cells to work better. This research is reported in the November 2011 issue of...

2011-10-17 21:56:38

How our skin says, 'Don't worry, these are good guys,' revealed today in PNAS There are more bacteria living on our skin and in our gut than cells in our body. We need them. But until now no-one knew how the immune system could tell that these bacteria are harmless. Centenary Institute researchers in Sydney have discovered a set of peacekeepers–immune cells in the outer layers of our skin that stop us from attacking friendly bacteria. The work will open the way to new...

Researchers Turn off Peanut Allergy In Mice
2011-10-12 04:33:03

According to a new preclinical study, researchers have turned off peanut allergy by tricking the immune system. Researchers attached peanut proteins onto blood cells and reintroduced them to the body.  This method could one day be able to target more than one food allergy at a time. "We think we've found a way to safely and rapidly turn off the allergic response to food allergies," Paul Bryce, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of allergy-immunology at Northwestern...

2011-10-03 15:43:51

Discovery opens up novel therapeutic avenue for autoimmune diseases Most of the time, the immune system is the body's protector, warding off invading viruses and bacteria before they can lead to infection and disease. But in autoimmune diseases, the immune system does an about face, turning on the body and attacking normal cells. A major discovery by La Jolla Institute scientist Amnon Altman, Ph.D., and his colleagues, of a previously unknown molecular interaction that is essential for...

2011-09-29 22:39:10

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology demonstrates how the human intestine generates and maintains 'immune tolerance' under healthy conditions Imagine a single drug that would treat most, if not all, autoimmune disorders, such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and Lupus. That might not be so hard to do thanks to a team of researchers who have discovered a molecule normally used by the body to prevent unnecessary immune reactions. This molecule, pronounced "alpha v...

MVA-B Spanish HIV Vaccine Shows High Immune Response In Humans
2011-09-28 04:46:39

Phase I clinical trials developed by Spanish Superior Scientific Research Council (CSIC) together with Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid and Clínic Hospital in Barcelona, reveals MVA-B preventive vaccine's immune efficiency against Human's immunodeficiency virus (HIV). 90% of the volunteers who went through the tests developed an immunological response against the virus and 85% has kept this response for at least one year. Safety and efficiency of...

2011-09-19 22:24:18

Within the immune system, a subtle balance exists between the cells that destroy alien pathogens and those that preserve the body's own tissues. When the balance gets out of whack, the cells that normally target viruses or bacteria can go astray, attacking innocent cells and causing autoimmune and inflammatory disease. Now, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have revealed the genetic underpinnings of the cells —called Foxp3-expressing regulatory T cells or...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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