Cord blood in regenerative medicine: do we need immune suppression?

The purpose of this paper is to put forth the notion that the immunology of cord blood transplants for regenerative applications has to be viewed differently from the perspective and the practice of cord blood transplants for hematopoietic reconstitution.

Immune response modulation by curcumin in a latex allergy model

A study on the immunomodulatory role of curcumin in a mouse model of latex allergy.

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.

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.

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

High Hygiene Standards Weaken Immune System To Skin Allergies

It appears that bathing infants too often can trigger and worsen eczema.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The immune system: a new look at pain

An article that reviews the relationship between the immune system and the mechanism of pain...

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

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.

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.