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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

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

Researchers Find How Tuberculosis Bacterium Evades Detection By Immune System
Growth of the bacteria in the lungs of infected persons is controlled in many cases, but not eradicated, by the immune system. However, when immunity fails because of malnutrition, aging, or HIV infection, the bacteria grow, causing active TB of the lung.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.00

Scientists Discover New Molecule Of The Immune System: A Chemokine That Binds One Of The HIV Co-Receptors
Scientists have discovered a new molecule of the immune system -- a member of a family of proteins called chemokines which recruit the body's army of defensive immune cells to sites of invasion

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated

New Study Shows Antibody-interleukin Complexes Stimulate Immune Responses
The findings could also be significant for developing new ways to help patients with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or juvenile diabetes.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: 7.00

Interactions Between Natural Killer Cells, Cortisol and Prolactin in Malaria During Pregnancy
New insights into Natural Killer cell biology have suggested their major roles in the control of infections, particularly in Plasmodium falciparum infection and in fetal implantation.

Date: 19 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.00, 14 pages

Inhibitory Switch Found For Master Regulator Of Inflammation, Gladstone Researchers Report
Often called the "master regulator," NF-kB is a protein that controls a whole host of important bodily functions including the key inflammatory and immune responses.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: 2.00

Immune System Discovery Offers Hope For Cancer, AIDS Patients
Monash University scientists have rejuvenated the immune systems of mice and humans using a common hormone.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: 3.00

Novel Molecule May Contribute To Intestinal Health
New data suggests that a novel molecule appears to be involved in the intestine's response to infection.

Date: 12 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated