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Brain Immune Cells And Alzheimer’s Disease Development Identified

The researchers found that by removing brain immune cells known as microglia from rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease, beta-amyloid plaques the hallmark pathology of AD never formed. Their study will appear Aug. 21 in the journal Nature Communications. Previous research has shows most Alzheimer’s risk genes are turne on in microglia; suggesting these cells play a role in the disease.…

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A Serious Autoimmune Disease Often Develops In Childhood

The results published in the scientific journal Nature Communications suggest that genetic risk can shape an individual’s response to environmental factors in the development of autoimmune diseases. Both hereditary and environmental factors play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes; a serious autoimmune disease that often develops in childhood or adolescence. Once developed, type…

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Lipid Signaling Target Improve T Cell Immunotherapy

The study find that The immune system surveils our body looking for things that don’t belong, often bacteria and viruses. While cancer cells are abnormal cells that undergo unregulated cell growth; therefore they are good at evading detection by the immune system. T cell immunotherapy uses the body’s own T cells but reprograms them to…

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New T cell Detection Method Promises Personalized Immunotherapy

The researches find that the new study shows that better T cell detection is now possible using revolutionary technology. T cells are a type of lymphocyte, which in turn belongs to the diverse family of immune cells. They take part in cancer fighting as well as in most other immune responses. Recent studies have demonstrated…

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New Technology Uses Immune System To Deliver Drugs

A researcher at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane has developed a new technology that harnesses the immune system to deliver drugs directly to infection sites within the body. Therefore Most diseases develop in local tissues within the body. That makes drug delivery challenging, because many drugs don’t have targeting properties–they simply go wherever they…

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Antibody May Help The Immune System Fight Against Infections

The study find that An antibody that blocks the “programmed cell death” pathway may help the immune system fight off sepsis-related fungal infections, according to animal studies reported: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches, Official Journal of the Shock Society. The journal is publish in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. The findings support…

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White Blood Cells Of The Immune System Have Amazing Properties

The research demonstrating advancement in detection of a certain type of immune cells, called T cells. Improved detection of T cells have several therapeutic implications. For example; in cancer immunotherapy (a therapeutic approach that engage patients own immune cells) ; therefore characterization of T cells that recognize cancer cells is crucial for tailoring personalized treatment…

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Stimulating Immune Cells With Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields

Nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEFs); produce strong electrical effects by focusing a high powered electrical pulse over a very short period of time. They are attracting attention as a method of physically stimulating matter in various fields, particularly in the life sciences. Recently, researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan found that stimulating immune cells with…

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Widely Used Form Of Immunotherapy Called “Checkpoint Inhibitors

The researches find that the some cancers don’t respond to a widely used form of immunotherapy called “checkpoint inhibitors” or anti-PD-1. In addition, the scientists say they have found a way to fix the problem; paving a way to expand the number of patients who may benefit from the treatment. Immunotherapy, which enables the body’s…

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Immune Cells Serve As ‘Periscopes’ To Monitor The Body’s Immune Status

The study find that the short-lived population of immune cells in the bloodstream may serve as ‘periscopes’ to monitor immune status via lymph nodes deep inside the body, according to researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their findings are published this month in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI).…