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2011-06-27 14:17:26

A study from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London, sheds new light on why people who experience serious trauma or go through major surgery, can suffer organ damage in parts of the body which are seemingly unconnected to the injury. The study, published today in Nature Immunology*, examines the way certain white blood cells, called neutrophils move out of blood vessels to defend damaged organs against injury or infection. This is normally a one-way journey but researchers were...

2011-05-06 00:04:14

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have taken a machine already in use for the measurement of impurities in semiconductors and used it to analyze immune cells in far more detail than has been possible before. The new technology lets scientists take simultaneous measurements of dozens of features located on and in cells, whereas the existing technology typically begins to encounter technical limitations at about a half-dozen. The investigators were able not only to...

2011-04-29 15:52:28

Cedars-Sinai research offers model Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have discovered how a molecular receptor on the surface of white blood cells identifies when invading fungi have established direct contact with the cell surface and pose an infectious threat. The receptor called Dectin-1, studied in the laboratory of David Underhill, PhD, an associate professor in Cedars-Sinai's Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute, detects fungi and instructs white blood cells...

2011-03-25 00:00:29

Health specialist, Dr. Nick Chaiyapin from http://www.onlinemedicinetips.com , had announced that people should not take high neutrophils count in blood lightly. "If high neutrophils from blood test result become evident, it is a definitely a cause of concern", said Dr. Chaiyapin. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Health specialist, Dr. Nick Chaiyapin from http://www.onlinemedicinetips.com , had announced that people should not take high neutrophils count in blood lightly. "If high...

2011-03-02 16:25:00

Immunological research at the University of Haifa, Israel, has made a new breakthrough, revealing a critical component in the "decision-making" process of white blood cells that play a role in the healing process from bacterial inflammation. "The process that we have discovered can assist in the development of drugs that are based on the natural processes that take place in the human body, unlike most of the existing drugs that attempt to curb inflammation by artificial means," explains Dr....

2011-03-02 02:02:16

New research has identified a small subset of normal white blood cells in the body that gives rise to a rare incurable form of leukemia. The study, led by investigators at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center "“ Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC "“ James), shows that large granular lymphocyte leukemia can occur in a small subset of white blood cells called NKT cells. NKT cells share features of immune cells called T...

2011-01-31 14:31:32

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that histamine plays an important role as an immune modulator, which could be a significant finding for multiple sclerosis research If you think histamines are your nemesis during allergy season, here's something that might change your perspective. New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology (http://www.jleukbio.org) shows that histamine could be an important molecule to developing new treatments for multiple...

2011-01-24 15:11:20

HIV's Trickery within the Macrophage Revealed HIV adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its hiding spot within the human immune system, scientists have learned. While the finding helps explain why HIV remains such a formidable foe after three decades of research "“ more than 30 million people worldwide are infected with HIV "“ it also offers scientists a new, unexpected way to try to stop the virus. The work by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical...

2010-12-21 07:23:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- For the first time ever it is shown that human fetal immune system arises from a completely different source than the adult immune system, and is more likely to tolerate than fight foreign substances in its environment. This finding could lead to a better understanding of how newborns respond to infections and vaccines, and may explain some mysteries as to why many infants of HIV-positive mothers are not infected with the disease before birth. In addition, it could help...

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2010-12-20 15:41:23

Fast-moving objects create blurry images in photography, and the same challenge exists when scientists observe cellular interactions within tissues constantly in motion, such as the breathing lung.  In a recent UCSF-led study in mice, researchers developed a method to stabilize living lung tissue for imaging without disrupting the normal function of the organ. The method allowed the team to observe, for the first time, both the live interaction of living cells in the context of their...


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