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Lower levels of four proteins crucial for immune response found in T1 diabetes patients.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, which primarily surfaces in childhood, where the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, leaving children facing a lifetime of daily … Continue Reading Lower levels of four proteins crucial for immune response found in T1 diabetes patients.

Decades old mystery solved as researchers map the effect of T2 diabetes on the lymphatic vessels.

Approximately 28 million Americans live with Type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels.  The immune system plays a part in type 2 diabetes. Researchers have linked … Continue Reading Decades old mystery solved as researchers map the effect of T2 diabetes on the lymphatic vessels.

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.

International team discovers previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency.

An analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital. The condition, linked to mutations in a … Continue Reading International team discovers previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency.

Immune response in the human brain accurately measured for the first time ever.

Scientists have long suspected that neuroinflammation caused by a reactive immune system could be tripping off the neurodegeneration seen in certain dementias, multiple sclerosis, and other deadly diseases of the … Continue Reading Immune response in the human brain accurately measured for the first time ever.

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