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Immunobiology

Articles on Immunobiology include studies on the structure and function of the immune system, innate and acquired immunity, the bodily distinction of self from nonself, and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with specific antibodies.


Immunobiology Articles

CD8 apoptosis may be a predictor of T cell number normalization after immune reconstitution in HIV
The present Houston Vanguard sub-study examines a small group of subcutaneously IL-2 (scIL-2) treated patients.

Date: 7 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.75, 10 pages

Intravenous immune globulin in hereditary inclusion body myopathy: a pilot study
The mild benefits in muscle strength experienced by HIBM patients after IVIG treatment may be related to the provision of sialic acid supplied by IVIG.

Date: 7 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 10 pages

The Thymus Is a Common Target Organ in Infectious Diseases
In the present review the authors discuss a number of findings related to the lymphoid as well as the microenvironmental compartments of the thymus in the infectious disease state

Date: 7 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.50, 5 pages

High Hygiene Standards Weaken Immune System To Skin Allergies
It appears that bathing infants too often can trigger and worsen eczema.

Date: 7 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.80

Molecular Mechanism That Makes Immune System's Guard Dogs Howl
Researchers have found the molecular mechanism that helps toll-like receptors, also known as the guard dogs of the immune system, activate the body's defences.

Date: 7 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

AIDS Drugs May Fully Restore Immune System
Researchers report that AIDS drug cocktails may be able to fully restore the immune systems of some people infected with HIV.

Date: 7 Aug 2007, Rating: 3.25

Immune cells in the brains of aging mice prove more functional than expected
Microglia — the small immune cells that sense injury and the presence of pathogens in the nervous system — have shown increased activity, producing higher amounts of signaling molecules called cytokines

Date: 7 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Immune system 'escape hatch' gives cancer cells traction
Scientists at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere say they have mapped out an escape route that cancers use to evade the body’s immune system, allowing the disease to spread unchecked.

Date: 16 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

New Details On How The Immune System Recognizes Influenza
Scientists have completed the most comprehensive analysis to date of published influenza A virus epitopes--the critical sites on the virus that are recognized by the immune system.

Date: 4 Jan 2007, Rating: 6.57

How White Blood Cells Cannibalize Virus-infected Cells
Researchers have demonstrated how certain white blood cells literally eat virus-infected cells while fighting disease at the microscopic level.

Date: 9 Oct 2006, Rating: 3.69

Scientists Identify Immune System Trigger For Fighting Lyme Disease
Researchers have announced an important finding on Lyme disease that could eventually lead to the development of a new vaccine to prevent this tick-borne disorder.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: 5.00

Immune Cell Communication Key To Hunting Viruses
Immunologists have used nanotechnology to create a novel “biosensor” to solve in part a perplexing problem in immunology: how immune system cells called killer T-cells hunt down invading viruses.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated

Yale Study Explains Complex Infection Fighting Mechanism
Researchers report how infection fighting mechanisms in the body can distinguish between a virus and the healthy body, shedding new light on auto immune disorders.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: 2.00

Gladstone Investigators Discover How Resting T Cells Avoid HIV Infection
Scientists have discovered the mechanism that enables some CD4 T cells -- the main target of HIV -- to thwart the virus.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: 10.00

The immune system: a new look at pain
An article that reviews the relationship between the immune system and the mechanism of pain...

Date: 20 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.58, 8 pages

Multiple Sclerosis Progression Linked To Immune-cell Substance
A new study suggests that a substance made by immune cells plays a key role in the progression of a disease in animals that closely mimics multiple sclerosis

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated

Researchers Unlock Key Secrets Showing How Tumors Hide From Immune System
Researchers have unlocked at least part of the mystery of how tumors flourish undetected by keeping their presence a secret from sentries of the body's immune system.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated

Old Mystery Solved, Revealing Origin Of Regulatory T Cells That 'Police' And Protect The Body
Hassall's corpuscles produce chemical signals that direct a specialized group of dendritic cells to turn some of the bad Tcells into "good cop" regulatory T cells.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated

UBC Researcher Discovers 'Control Room' That Regulates Immune Responses
The approximately 50 million people in the U.S. who suffer from autoimmune diseases like HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis, may soon be able to control their immune responses.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated

Immune System Research Holds Hope For Understanding Recurrent Miscarriages, Helping Transplant And Cancer Patients
A mother's immune system may attack a fetus from multiple fronts, by sending in killer T-cells, by producing antibodies that target fetal cells or by coating cells with a destructive, soluble blood factor called complement, according to researchers.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: 3.14