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A well-documented suppressor of immunity that's used by fetuses and tumors alike, just may be able to change its spots, researchers report.
Cell surface lipids hide molecular patterns that infection-killing cells might recognize as dangerous
When golden staph enters our skin it can identify the key immune cells and 'nuke' our body's immune response.
Scientists at A*STAR’s Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered the exact mode of action by plerixafor, a drug commonly prescribed to stimulate immune responses in patients suffering from neutropenia, which causes them to become prone to oral, skin, genital infections and in worst cases, a fatal whole-body infection.
New knowledge of drug mechanism paves road to new treatment approaches for patients suffering from frequent bacterial infectionsSingapore, Nov 14, 2013 - (ACN Newswire)
Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found a more accurate method to screen for bacterial meningococcal infection in its early stages, when it's hardest to detect.
Although younger children with HIV are at high risk of disease progression if not treated, new research published this week in PLOS Medicine indicates that they have good potential for achieving high CD4 counts (a measure of a type of white blood cell that correlates with immune function) in later life provided antiretroviral therapy (ART) is initiated according to current treatment guidelines.
The mechanical properties of cells are often an indicator of disease.
Melbourne researchers have found that even our immune system is subject to performance enhancement, giving immune cells the boost they need to ensure the best team is selected to fight infections.
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer.
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