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2012-03-09 02:31:47

Some monkeys can survive infection by SIV, a relative of HIV, and not develop AIDS. Their immune systems appear to display a pattern of "peaceful coexistence" rather than the all-out conflict provoked by HIV when it infects humans. SIV's natural hosts are non-human primates found in central Africa, including sooty mangabeys and African green monkeys — both species whose SIV infections have been studied in captivity -- as well as other species such as mandrills, drills and suntailed...

2012-03-02 05:53:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Good news! Researchers have discovered a promising new technique that potentially could turn immune system killer T cells into more effective weapons against infections and possibly cancer. “The technique involves delivering DNA into the immune system's instructor cells. The DNA directs these cells to overproduce a specific protein that jumpstarts important killer T cells, called CD8 T cells. These killer cells are typically repressed in patients who have...

2012-02-27 07:24:19

Study in Nature Medicine could lead to novel therapy for cancer In a study published in Nature Medicine, Loyola researchers report on a promising new technique that potentially could turn immune system killer T cells into more effective weapons against infections and possibly cancer. The technique involves delivering DNA into the immune system's instructor cells. The DNA directs these cells to overproduce a specific protein that jumpstarts important killer T cells. These killer cells...

2012-02-18 01:44:16

What if we could engineer a liver or kidney from a patient's own stem cells? How about helping regenerate tissue damaged by diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis? A new UCLA study bring scientists a little closer to these possibilities by providing a better understanding how tissue is formed and organized in the body. A UCLA research team discovered that migrating cells prefer to turn right when encountering changes in their environment. The researchers were then able to translate...

2012-01-19 13:40:27

In a study investigating immune response in cancer, researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., and the University of South Florida have found that interaction between the immune system's antigen-specific CD4 T cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) - cells that play a major role in cancer-related immune suppression - dramatically change the nature of MDSC-mediated suppression. By contrast, the same effect was not observed when MDSCs interacted with the immune system's...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.