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Immune System / Vaccines News From Medical News Today

Diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. Vaccines help develop immunity by imitating an infection. T

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What is panniculitis? Causes and treatment

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Panniculitis causes large, tender bumps to form under the skin. They usually occur on the lower legs but can affect other parts of the body.

Can a Western diet permanently alter the immune system?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Consuming a Western diet may prompt irreversible changes in the immune system that make it hyper-responsive to triggers of inflammation, says a new study.

How does stress make us ill? Study sheds light

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Have you ever put your illness down to stress? In a new study, researchers help to explain precisely how psychological stress makes us sick.

Existing drug may improve melanoma survival

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

New research shows that an existing, widely prescribed drug may serve to boost the efficacy of immunotherapy in the treatment of advanced melanoma.

Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

People with advanced melanoma who had healthy levels of specific gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy than those who did not, a new study found.

Cancer: Virus fuels immune system to attack brain tumors

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

From the bloodstream, a wild virus selectively entered cancer cells in patients' brain tumors and made it easier for the immune system to destroy them.

How germs can make people feel insecure about their looks

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that merely thinking about pathogens can make those worried about germs become concerned with their own physical appearance.

Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Adding a drug for rheumatoid arthritis to existing treatments for melanoma skin cancer halted cancer cell growth in mice, researchers report.

Can an existing drug win against aggressive breast cancer?

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A cytokine used to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be the new weapon in the fight against triple-negative breast cancer.

Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the missing link?

Cancer: Some immune cells found to give tumors a helping hand

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study shows that neutrophils, a type of immune cell, work with the protein Snail to maintain a microenvironment that favors tumor growth in lung cancer.

Man flu: Urban myth or scientific reality?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study published in the Christmas edition of the BMJ explores the science behind the so-called man flu phenomenon, finding evidence to back it.

Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

REM sleep behavior disorder significantly increases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. A recent study demonstrates that inflammation may be key.

Psoriasis could be prevented with artificial vanilla extract

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

In mouse models of psoriasis, researchers found that oral administration of a synthetic vanilla extract called vanillin reduced skin inflammation.

Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Cancer therapy can sometimes, paradoxically, help the cancer to spread. New research shows why that is, and what can be done to stop it.

All you need to know about the AIP diet

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at the autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet, a way of eating to relieve autoimmune disorders symptoms. Included is detail on recipe ideas and snacks.

How does cancer evade the immune system? New mechanism revealed

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Understanding how cancer cells evade the immune system is a quickly developing area of study. Breaking research finds a new mechanism.

Prostate cancer: How immune cells promote tumor growth

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research analyzes prostate cancer cells and finds the reason why the body's own immune system may promote progression of the disease.

The 10 best lupus blogs

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Lupus blogs are written by experts and those with the disease to help support others with a similar diagnosis. We have compiled the 10 best lupus blogs.

Radiotherapy-resistant tumors could be defeated with experimental drugs

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Drugs that block an immune system mechanism involving the STING pathway may offer a way to overcome radiotherapy resistance in tumors, says new study.

Immune cells cross blood-brain barrier in multiple sclerosis

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study in a mouse model of MS reveals two ways in which Th1 and Th17 immune cells cross the blood-barrier to attack the central nervous system.

Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study using cells taken from joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis shows that some types of immune cell can lose their sensitivity to vitamin D.

Study shows how gut bacteria may trigger MS

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study in mice proposes how gut bacteria, an appropriate age window, and risk genes may work together to trigger multiple sclerosis.

Type 1 diabetes: Could modified blood stem cells lead to a cure?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers found that modifying blood stem cells to raise their levels of a T cell-blocking protein called PD-L1 reversed hyperglycemia in diabetic mice.

Existing parasite drug may fight prostate, colon cancer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers are testing the potential of a known antiparasite drug in the treatment of colon and prostate cancer. The drug can inhibit cancer cell growth.