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Novel nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma in animal model.

Allergies are characterized by inappropriate inflammatory responses to benign environmental antigens. Primary clinical approaches to allergic disease consist of symptom control or administration of soluble antigens to skew the immune response … Continue Reading Novel nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma in animal model.

It’s official- Researchers map the role of microbiota in the immune system.

The human body is inhabited by billions of symbiotic bacteria, carrying a diversity that is unique to each individual. The microbiota is involved in many mechanisms, including digestion, vitamin synthesis … Continue Reading It’s official- Researchers map the role of microbiota in the immune system.

Study successfully targets nerve endings to curb allergic asthma in animal model.

Current asthma medications, which work by suppressing inflammatory signaling by immune cells or by dilating the airways, can stop working over time. Now, a new study from Boston Children’s Hospital, … Continue Reading Study successfully targets nerve endings to curb allergic asthma in animal model.

Researchers harness the body’s own immune system to counteract psoriasis.

A three-character code brings relief to patients with psoriasis and sheds light on complex immunoregulation processes, IL-4, an abbreviation for the endogenous signaling molecule Interleukin 4. The substance’s ability to … Continue Reading Researchers harness the body’s own immune system to counteract psoriasis.

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