For infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), something as simple as a common cold or ear infection can be fatal. Born with an incomplete immune system, kids who have SCID, … Continue Reading Researchers grow and correct an SCID immune system in-a-dish via precision medicine.
In the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, whose death toll is approaching 10,000, little information has been available about how the human immune response unfolds after infection. Now, researchers … Continue Reading First look at hospitalized Ebola survivors’ immune cells finds no immunosuppression.
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps brain neurotransmission system involved in obesity.
Medical marijuana is proliferating across the country due to the ability of cannabis ingestion to treat important clinical problems such as chronic pain. However, negative side effects and the development … Continue Reading Cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppress neuropathic pain with no signs of physical dependence in study.
Researchers identify gene mutation that raises risk of nerve damage in leukemia patients using Vincristine.
Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified the first genetic variation that is associated with increased risk and severity of peripheral neuropathy following treatment with a widely used … Continue Reading Researchers identify gene mutation that raises risk of nerve damage in leukemia patients using Vincristine.
T1 diabetes cure close as researchers devise method to repel immune cells in pancreatic islets transplant.
An approach developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers may provide a solution to the limitations that have kept pancreatic islet transplantation from meeting its promise as a cure for … Continue Reading T1 diabetes cure close as researchers devise method to repel immune cells in pancreatic islets transplant.
Hot on the heels of discovering a protective form of immune response to spinal cord injury, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have pinpointed the biological trigger … Continue Reading Researchers identify trigger for protective immune response to spinal cord injuries.
In recent years, a standard follow-up to colorectal cancer surgery has been to analyze the tumour tissue for the presence of immune cells. Finding high quantities of cytotoxic T cells, … Continue Reading Activated immune cells indicate a favourable prognosis in colorectal cancer.
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have for the first time revealed how dying cells are hidden from the immune ‘police’ that patrol the body. The research answers a decades-old … Continue Reading Decades-old mystery about the death of cells uncovered by scientists.
Within a few months after drug withdrawal, patients in recovery from dependence on prescription pain medications may show signs that the body’s natural reward systems are normalizing. The study from … Continue Reading Researchers map clinical neuroimaging markers for opioid withdrawal.
The nervous system may play a bigger role in infections and autoimmune diseases than previously known. If researchers can learn more about that role, it could provide insight into diagnosing … Continue Reading Nervous system may play bigger role in infections than previously known.
Do blood vessels that feed tumours differ from other blood vessels? Fourteen years ago, experiments designed to answer that question led to the discovery of several genes that are more … Continue Reading Blood vessel growth in the brain relies on a protein found in tumour blood vessels.