Immune System News
June 28, 2022

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Lipid Nanoparticles Carry Gene-Editing Cancer Drugs Past Tumor Defenses

As they grow, solid tumors surround themselves with a thick, hard-to-penetrate wall of molecular defenses. Getting drugs past that barricade is notoriously difficult. Now, scientists have developed ...

Hair-Raising Research: Scientists Find Surprising Link Between Immune System, Hair Growth

Scientists have uncovered an unexpected molecular target of a common treatment for alopecia, a condition in which a person's immune system attacks ...

New Research Identifies More Than 1,000 Genes Linked to Severe COVID-19

A new study reveals why some healthy adults with the COVID-19 infection become seriously ill, while others have few ...

Stress Accelerates Immune Aging, Study Finds

Stress -- in the form of traumatic events, job strain, everyday stressors and discrimination -- accelerates aging of the immune system, potentially increasing a person's risk of cancer, ...
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Listeria-Based Booster Improves Vaccine's Protection Against Recurring Colon Cancer

New research in mice has paved the way for a Phase I clinical trial and has the potential to transform vaccines against HIV and ...

ALS May Be Linked to Both the Immune and Central Nervous Systems

The immune system may play a fundamental role along with the central nervous system in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as 'Lou Gehrig's disease,' researchers ...

Math Model Predicts Efficacy of Drug Treatments for Heart Attacks

Researchers used mice to develop a mathematical model of a myocardial infarction. The new model predicts several useful new drug combinations that may one day help treat heart attacks, according to ...

A Dynamic Duo of Cells Identified in Lung Blood Vessels

Scientists have identified two subtypes of lung blood vessel cells. One subtype expresses more genes involved in inflammation and the regulation of the immune response; the other expresses more genes ...

COVID-19: New Insights Into the Processes of Recovery After Severe Disease

Recovery from severe COVID-19 is characterized by a reduction of certain white blood cells and changes in the molecular regulation of the immune system, according to new research. Scientists examined ...

Researchers Develop a Rapid Test to Measure Immunity to COVID-19

Researchers have developed a rapid blood assay that measures the magnitude and duration of someone's immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This test will allow large-scale ...

RNA Exosome Key for B Cell Development

New research suggests that RNA exosomes -- the cellular machines that degrade old molecules of RNA -- play a key role in the development of B cells, which are critical to the immune system's ...

Immunotherapy May Get a Boost

T cells are usually very good at eliminating diseased cells. But they seem to fail when it comes to tumor cells. Researchers now describe what inhibits this immune function and how they can release ...

IgG Antibodies in Breast Milk Help Shape Infants' Gut Bacteria and Immunity

Researchers have known for some time that maternal breast milk provides critical nutrients for newborns, and antibodies from mothers vaccinated against a specific disease-causing bacterium or virus ...

Inhaled Vaccines Offer Better Protection Than Nasal Sprays, Study Shows

Scientists who compared respiratory vaccine-delivery systems have confirmed that inhaled aerosol vaccines provide far better protection and stronger immunity than nasal ...

Hormones Contribute to Sex Disparities in Bladder Cancer, Study Shows

Male sex hormones interfere with the body's ability to fight bladder cancer, likely explaining why males experience higher cancer rates and more deadly disease, according to a new ...

Dogs Inhale Immunotherapy to Test Lung Cancer Treatment

An inhaled immunotherapy successfully treated cancer in some companion dogs as part of a clinical trial conducted by oncology and veterinary researchers. Results show potential for fighting cancer in ...

Unvaccinated Children Mount COVID-19 Immune Response, but Vaccination May Be Key to Strengthening Immunity

A new study shows that unvaccinated children mount a rapid immune response to SARS-CoV-2 which may contribute to less severe symptoms, but which may also limit the development of an immune ...

Higher Rate of COVID-19 Death Before Vaccination Linked to Certain Common Inflammatory Immune Conditions

People with certain inflammatory immune conditions affecting the joints, bowel and skin, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may have been more at risk of dying or needing hospital care if they got ...

Study Identifies Receptor That Could Alleviate Need for Chemo, Radiation Pre-T Cell Therapy

A research team has shown that a synthetic IL-9 receptor allows cancer-fighting T cells to do their work without the need for chemotherapy or ...

How the Brain Controls Symptoms of Sickness

Researchers have discovered a small population of neurons near the base of the brain that can induce symptoms of sickness, including fever, appetite loss, and warm-seeking ...

Immune Protein May Drive Alcoholism Relapse

Scientists find evidence that the immune protein CSF1 may contribute to feelings of anxiety during alcohol ...

Targeted Micronutrition Ameliorates Allergy Symptoms

Micronutrient deficiencies can promote inflammation and render the immune system particularly sensitive to allergenic substances. In particular, iron deficiency signals danger to immune cells and ...

How Genetics Influence Immunity in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Scientists have characterized the genetic factors that affect the immune response in type 1 diabetes patients, with potential implications for developing new ...

Study Explains Molecular Basis of Long COVID Symptoms

A new study in hamsters and human tissue samples provides a better understanding of how the pandemic virus causes depression, anxiety, and the loss of concentration known as 'brain fog' in ...

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