Immune System

Immune system's response to Zika may cause nerve damage: Study

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Immune System | 0 comments

Immune system's response to Zika may cause nerve damage: Study 27, 2017 — Nerve-related complications of Zika infection may be caused by the immune system's response to the virus, not the virus itself, according to a new study. Zika is spread primarily via the bite of an infected mosquito, but it may also be transmitted by blood transfusion or sexual contact.See Original Article Radiation and the immune system: current knowledge and future perspectives At present the opinions about the interaction between ionizing radiation and the immune system are largely controversial. For long, high dose ionizing radiation was considered as net immune suppressing mainly due to the exquisite radiosensitivity of the lymphoid system. While this increased …See Original Article ASU scientists discover gut bacteria in bees spread antibiotic-resistant genes to each other How will humans survive serious infections in the future if we're running out of tools today to fight them? Antibiotic resistance among disease-causing bacteria is of global concern, as some last-resort drugs can no longer cure common illnesses such as urinary tract infections. honey bee Different gut …See Original Article Pets can improve health, mood “These are calming hormones in the body which can slow heart rate and breathing, and inhibits the body from increased stress hormones that often cause a compromised immune system. Anything that helps the body stay in a calm place is good.” Pets are often a main reason people with cancer and …See Original...

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Omics Researchers Pursue a Better Flu Vaccine

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Immune System | 0 comments

Omics Researchers Pursue a Better Flu Vaccine “We don't understand how the immune system fights influenza.” A month ago, the New York-based Human Vaccines Project kicked off the Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative, an effort led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the Scripps …See Original Article "Super hero blood" helps 7-year-old boy battle rare genetic disease ALD prevents Veneklase from going to school or playing outside — his immune system can't handle it. “We're here nonstop until we make our daily doctor appointments,” said Veneklase's dad, Scot. “Most hospitals don't even know what ALD is,” his mother, Priscilla, added. Priscilla says she didn't find …See Original Article Researchers use CRISPR to create the world's tiniest tape recorder Per the research, the CRISPR-Cas adaptation system naturally copies snippets of DNA of invading viruses so that the immune system can respond more effectively to future invaders. In a statement, researcher Harris Wang, said the “CRISPR-Cas system is a natural biological memory device.”.See Original Article Scientists Use CRISPR to Turn E.Coli Bacteria into Microscopic Tape Recorder Wang and the team used CRISPR-Cas, an immune system found in certain species of bacteria, to edit a plasmid into E.coli's DNA. These edits gave the bacteria the ability to replicate itself when exposed to a specific signal. Another plasmid was then modified and added to act as a reference when the …See Original...

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Efforts Continue to Expand Immunotherapy in CRC

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Immune System | 0 comments

Efforts Continue to Expand Immunotherapy in CRC We have seen some preliminary work showing that combinations of immunotherapy and other agents may get the immune system excited within these …See Original Article JNCE earnings call for the period ending September 30, 2017. Our goal is to convert but not deplete immunosuppressive macrophages to an immune-activating state, thus engaging innate immune system in …See Original Article AVOID GETTING “BUGGED” BY WINTER The secret to a healthy winter is a pampered immune system. Traditionally, it was believed a deficient immune system was at fault with most illnesses …See Original Article University of Queensland scientist Ian Frazer on cusp of breakthrough on neck cancer vaccine The vaccine is designed to harness the immune system to treat head and neck cancer associated with the human papilloma virus, the same infection …See Original...

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Why do we still underestimate the power of sleep?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Immune System | 0 comments

Why do we still underestimate the power of sleep? And not getting enough sleep compromises your immune system, doubling your risk of cancer and other serious illnesses. Walker explains cheerily …See Original Article Healthy ways to get fast relief for colds Dr. McPhie explains that mediating has been has clinically shown to improve the immune system and cardiovascular health. Researchers hypothesize …See Original Article 7 little things you can do now to make your immune system strong AF this winter Keep in mind that your immune system is more likely to succeed in stopping common colds, the flu and other pain-in-butt winter illnesses dead in their …See Original Article How to Pass Around a Baby Without Shredding Its Immune System | HuffPost – Huffington Post People have a tendency to get handsy with infants because they (the infants) are undeniably squeezable. But human beings are filthy creatures that …See Original...

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Get vaccinated early to beat this year's flu

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Immune System | 0 comments

Get vaccinated early to beat this year's flu There's elderberry syrup, she added, which has anti-viral properties and can fend off illness and strengthen the immune system. Olive leaf and …See Original Article Flu shots available at St. Clair County Health Department this fall Infants, young children, those ages 65 and older, pregnant women and those with certain health conditions or a weakened immune system are at …See Original Article WAHS confirms canine distemper outbreak Puppies and older dogs with weak immune systems usually die from distemper. The distemper virus is similar to the human measles virus. The virus is …See Original Article Positively Chicago: Rosey's MS Foundation Rosenblum learned he had multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease where the immune system attacks nerve insulation, called myelin, which can cause …See Original...

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Dead green heron found in Ypsilanti had West Nile virus

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Immune System | 0 comments

Dead green heron found in Ypsilanti had West Nile virus Risk of catching the disease is higher for people over age 50 or with a weakened immune system. Those afflicted typically become ill three to 15 days …See Original Article Social Dilemma In The External Immune System Of The Red Flour Beetle? Here we make use of the external immune system of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, to investigate how the experimental duration can affect …See Original Article Excessive alcohol consumption life-threatening, says expert “Excessive alcohol may damage the immune system because alcohol reduces white blood cells (cells of defence system) and destroys essential …See Original Article Gut feelings “It appears gut microbiota teach our immune system tolerance: the more diverse your microbiota, the more species there are, the more your immune …See Original...

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