The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that will assess whether the blood or plasma of Ebola survivors can be used to treat Ebola patients in … Continue Reading Researchers to test whether Ebola survivors’ blood can provide new treatment.
A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a previously unknown immunological mechanism that protects humans against bacterial infections in the lungs. The study shows that healthy lungs contain Interleukin-26, a … Continue Reading Scientists discover new bacterial defence mechanism in the lungs.
Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) recently found that an immune-system protein called MHCI, or major histocompatibility complex class I, moonlights in the nervous system … Continue Reading Researchers identify link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. It is thought this will proffer … Continue Reading Scientists discover how bacteria grows directly in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Brigham Young University, La Jolla Institute and the University of Chicago have identified the long-sought activating molecules for a rare but crucial subset of … Continue Reading Scientists identify trigger for crucial immune system cell.
By studying the mode of action of the interleukin-33 protein, an alarmin for white blood cells, a team at the Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale has been able … Continue Reading New study reveals key step in allergic reactions.
A new study from Weizmann Institute researchers has found evidence of a unique signature that may be the missing link between cognitive decline and aging. The scientists believe that this … Continue Reading Scientists identify the signature of aging in the brain via the blood-brain-barrier.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis, and that activation of … Continue Reading Blocking one receptor on cells could halt rheumatoid arthritis.
An experimental drug designed to help regulate the blood’s iron supply shows promise as a viable first treatment for anemia of inflammation, according to results from the first human study … Continue Reading Drug represents first potential treatment for common anemia.
A family of proteins that promotes virus entry into cells also has the ability to block the release of HIV and other viruses, University of Missouri researchers have found. This … Continue Reading Researchers discover protein’s ability to inhibit HIV release.
One of the human body’s first responses to a viral infection is to make and release signalling proteins called interferons, which amplify the immune system response to viruses. Over time, … Continue Reading Ebola protein blocks early step in body’s counterattack on virus.
Fundamental research by Wayne State University is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart diseases.
Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI), are one step closer to … Continue Reading Fundamental research by Wayne State University is paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart diseases.