Looking on the brighter side of childhood asthma
Nov 26, 2015
The effect of a widespread genetic variant that increases the risk for childhood asthma can be neutralized. A new study shows that young infants are particularly responsive to the positive influence of exposure to farm dust.
Researchers discover how immune cells resist radiation treatment
Nov 24, 2015
Researchers at The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a key mechanism by which radiation treatment (radiotherapy) fails to completely destroy tumors. And, in the journal ...
Immune-disorder treatment in mice holds potential for multiple sclerosis patients
Nov 24, 2015
A University of Florida Health researcher has found a simple, rapid way to treat an immune-related disorder in mice, an approach that could eventually help multiple sclerosis patients after further research.
How the body stops the type 2 innate immune response from triggering allergic disease
Nov 23, 2015
The innate immune response, which is the body's non-specific response to pathogens, was once believed to be a simple system relying on short-lived effector cells alone, but it is now known to be more complex, involving long-lived ...
Allergy and asthma sufferers beware as holiday season kicks in
Nov 21, 2015
(HealthDay)—There are a number of steps people with allergies and asthma can take to deal with the challenges they may face over the holidays, an expert says.
A cellular symphony responsible for autoimmune disease
Nov 20, 2015
Broad core member Aviv Regev thinks about the immune system as if it were an orchestra: "Some instruments need to play strong, others need to pull back or push forward. It all has to form a harmony and this harmony changes ...
Research finding could lead to targeted therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases
Nov 19, 2015
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have shown that a pathogen-sensing molecule plays a vital role in keeping gastrointestinal (GI) systems healthy.
Circulating small cell lung cancer cells successfully cultivated for the very first time
Nov 19, 2015
Most cases of small cell lung cancer are only diagnosed after the tumour has already formed metastases. Until now it has not been possible to investigate the reasons for this rapid metastasis, because of a lack of sufficient ...
Coconut oil shows promise in the prevention of deadly bloodstream infection
Nov 18, 2015
Coconut oil may be effective at combating infection with Candida albicans, according to a study published November 18th in the American Society for Microbiology's new open access journal mSphere. The study found that coconut ...
Hemolytic uremic syndrome: Search for the best treatment regimen with one of the world's most expansive medications
Nov 18, 2015 report
(Medical Xpress)—Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a severe illness that may lead to a complete loss of renal function. Most of the HUS cases are caused by infection with the shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli, well ...