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2012-10-17 22:24:16

A new clinical study published in BioMedCentral's open access journal Arthritis Research and Therapy provides preliminary evidence that vitamin D supplementation could be considered an immunomodulatory agent for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a debilitating autoimmune disease characterized not only by skin, joint, neurological and renal symptoms, but also by inflammation of tissue linings in the body.

2012-09-12 00:57:17

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have gotten us one step closer to understanding and overcoming one of the least-understood mechanisms of HIV infection—by devising a method to precisely track the life cycle of individual cells infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Interactions Between Malaria Parasite and HIV Demonstrated With Novel Technique
2012-08-16 08:19:05

The World Health Organization estimates that in 2011 there were 216 million cases of malaria and 34.2 million people living with HIV.

2012-08-15 01:02:20

Most people probably know that heart disease remains the nation's No. 1 killer.

2012-07-30 12:57:20

A research team led by Xian Chang Li, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Transplantation Research Center, has shed light on how a population of lymphocytes, called CD4+ T cells, mature into various subsets of adult T helper cells.

2012-07-25 09:31:19

Human defensins, aptly named antimicrobial peptides, are made in immune system cells and epithelial cells (such as skin cells and cells that line the gut).

2012-07-16 13:59:04

Helper cells traditionally thought to only assist killer white blood cells may be the frontline warriors when battling hepatitis A infection.

2012-07-09 10:10:10

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have made a groundbreaking discovery that will shape the future of melanoma therapy.


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