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Immune Compromised Populations More Likely To See Antibiotic Resistant

Populations with a high prevalence of AIDS-immunocompromised people are more likely to see the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to a study coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and published in PLOS One. “People with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to opportunistic bacterial infections and are therefore frequently prescribed antibiotics to…

Immune hematology

Aspirin To Fight An Expensive Global killer Infection

Research led by the Centenary Institute in Sydney has found a brand new target for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis; our scientists have uncovered that the tuberculosis bacterium hijacks platelets from the body’s blood clotting system to weaken our immune systems. Tuberculosis is far from eradicated around the world and still infects more than 1,400 people per…

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Autoimmune Diseases Are Related To Each Other

Researchers using the world’s largest twin registry to study seven autoimmune diseases found the risk of developing the seven diseases is largely inherited, but that some diseases are more closely related than others. These results is present Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Cluster of conditions. “These results…

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Narrow In On Cells That Drive Immune Response To Cancer

Immunotherapy, using the body’s own immune system to target and destroy cancer cells, is one of the most promising frontiers in cancer research, but many patients do not respond to the therapies for reasons not fully understood. Scientists at the Yale Systems Biology Institute have taken a step closer to understanding how the genetic makeup…

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Immune Cells Issue Alert When Detecting Cancer In Mice

Stanford scientists were able to engineer immune cells known as macrophages to detect and flag cancer in mice. The researchers hope the technique can be used for early cancer diagnostics in humans. Immune cells imbued with the power to detect and reveal tumors could be a new method of diagnosing cancer, according to a study from…

Immune hematology

Solution Sought to 'Sticky' Staph Situation

“Staphylococcus aureus is tricky in how it evades the immune system. It is a ‘professional pathogen.’ It knows how to cause disease and it does it very well,” said the Microbiology and Immunology professor. “The overwhelming majority of micro-organisms don’t do anything to us; they don’t make us sick because we have good immune systems.…

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Combination Immunotherapy Suppress Tumor Growth

Even as overall cancer incidence and mortality decrease in the United States, the number of people diagnosed with liver cancer is on the rise. Current therapies for liver cancer are largely ineffective, resulting in poor outcomes, but new preclinical data from University of California San Diego School of Medicine offers proof-of-principle for a combination immunotherapy…

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Reliably Quantify A Person's 'Immune age'

New data, published in Nature Medicine, from scientists at the Technion, Stanford and Cyto Reason describes for the first time ever a way to reliably quantify a person’s “immune age”. Because This game changing capability provides a much more reliable predictor for the status of your immune system than any other method and could lead to…

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Precision Cancer Drugs Spark Powerful Immune Response

Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy, a new study reveals. Scientists found that PARP inhibitors sparked a powerful immune response when used against cancer cells with weaknesses in repairing their DNA. New generation The study changes…

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Precision Drugs Unmask Cancers To Immune System

Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy; a new study reveals. Scientists found that PARP inhibitors sparked a powerful immune response when used against cancer cells with weaknesses in repairing their DNA. Immunotherapies The study changes our understanding of how…

Immune Hematology

Process Of Gut Based Cells Involved In Long Term Immunity

Only a few vaccines – for example, against polio and rota virus – can be given orally. Most must be delivered by injection. Weizmann Institute of Science researchers suggest this may be, in part, because the training program of the immune cells in the gut takes place under harsh conditions. Dr. Ziv Shulman and research…

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Lipid-Filled Particle Plays Role In Immune Function And Metabolism

Obesity appears to activate the immune system, contributing to type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and other disorders. Understanding how fat tissue regulates immune response could lead to the development of new treatments and preventive strategies for metabolic disorders and other obesity-related diseases, according to study leader Anthony Ferrante Jr., MD, PhD, the Tilden-Weger-Bieler Professor…