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Findings show that ancient 'enemies within' can mimic sepsis.
A pregnant woman's exposure to microbes may protect her child from developing allergies later in life.
On the skin's surface, bacteria are abundant, diverse and constant, but inflammation is undesirable.
When it comes to plants' innate immunity, like many of the dances of life, it takes two to tango.
Researchers have new evidence to explain how saturated fatty acids, which soar in those who are obese, can lead the immune system to respond in ways that add up to chronic, low-grade inflammation.
Chronic inflammation, which is at the root of multiple diseases, links periodontal disease to increased incidence of cardiovascular disease.
A U.S.-led international team of scientists found certain lung cells can be used in the human immune response for sensing airborne allergens. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Md., and Ghent University in Belgium said foreign substances, called antigens, are inhaled daily, however the lungs have mechanisms that usually prevent people from unwanted allergic immune responses to the materials.
Critical mechanism enables blood-borne immune cells to sense West Nile virus and to neutralize and clear infection in the brain.
Research led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center scientists has figured out why a respiratory syncytial virus vaccine used in 1966 to inoculate children against the infection instead caused severe respiratory disease and effectively stopped efforts to make a better one.
Dutch researcher Joost Wiersinga from AMC Medical Centre in Amsterdam has unravelled a genetic defence mechanism against the lethal bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei.