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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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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.



What is the immune system?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

The immune system defends our body against "foreign" invaders. Here, we explain how it works, and the cells, organs, and tissues that are involved.



Salt raises blood pressure, but our gut bacteria can stop it

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that replenishing the friendly bacteria in our gut that are affected by too much salt may lower high blood pressure.



Could lupus raise dementia risk?

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers from Israel have discovered that people with systemic lupus erythematosus may be at increased risk of developing dementia.



Could Alzheimer's be prevented with a vaccine?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers are hopeful that one day, Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented with a vaccine that has recently shown positive results in mice.



'Healthier alternative' status of e-cigarettes challenged in new study

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

E-cigarettes trigger distinct and similar immune responses to those of cigarettes and are potentially just as harmful to the lungs, suggests a new study.



'Synthetic gene circuit' may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

A synthetic gene circuit that elicits tumor-specific immune responses may overcome some of the problems with current cancer immunotherapies, study finds.



Could a protein from intestinal worms lead to a cure for asthma?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study shows that HpARI, a protein made by intestinal worms, could lead to treatments that reduce and prevent asthma and other allergic responses.



Cancer recurrence may be stopped with immunotherapy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study shows how the body's immune system is 'tricked' into not attacking cancer cells, causing relapse. Immunotherapy proves effective in mice.



Rheumatoid arthritis could be treated with a novel hydrogel

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have developed a hydrogel that has the potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis by absorbing the excess fluid that builds up in joints.



How do your allergies develop?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Find out how harmless substances can cause the characteristic symptoms of hay fever, eczema, asthma, food allergy, and anaphylaxis.



Could the discovery of new immune cells help to treat obesity?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered a new group of immune cells that contribute to obesity by reducing norepinephrine levels in fat, which prevents fat reduction.



The human brain contains 'waste pipes,' study reveals

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

A landmark study from the NIH now confirms that the human brain has its own lymphatic vessels that 'drain out' excess fluid leaked by blood vessels.



Sclerodactyly: What it is, causes, and treatment

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn all about sclerodactyly, a condition that can cause the hands to take on a claw shape. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment.



Vitamin D supplements may reduce asthma severity

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A review of randomized controlled studies suggests that vitamin D supplementation, when combined with standard medication, may reduce asthma severity.



Lupus: Probiotics could help to reduce kidney inflammation

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that women with lupus nephritis - that is, lupus-induced kidney inflammation - may benefit from adding Lactobacillus to their diets.



Good moods may boost flu shot efficacy for seniors

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Flu vaccines are often less efficient in seniors, but a new study suggests that positive moods may improve the immune system response in people 65 or over.



How to reduce brain inflammation with a keto diet

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Scientists uncover the mechanism by which a keto diet reduces inflammation. The findings reinforce the benefits of the diet and point to a new drug target.



Caffeic acid: Uses, side effects, and foods

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

Recent research suggests that caffeic acid might slow cancer development. In this article we look at what caffeic acid is, its key sources and its uses.



Teenage concussion linked to later risk of MS

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Concussion during adolescence may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in later life, possibly by prompting an abnormal immune response.



Multiple sclerosis: Novel gene immunotherapy could prevent, reverse disease

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Using a new gene immunotherapy technique, researchers have reversed clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis in mice, including paralysis.



Too much manganese may lead to fatal heart infection

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that excessive intake of manganese, an essential nutrient in leafy vegetables, may lead to a Staphylococcus aureus heart infection.



Lupus risk almost three times higher after trauma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Post-traumatic stress disorder or any traumatic experience could increase the risk of lupus by almost threefold, according to new research.



Discoid lupus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about discoid lupus. What are the symptoms of discoid lupus, how is it diagnosed, can it be prevented, and how might it be managed?