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July 22, 2016
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Yale study: How antibodies access neurons to fight infection

Yale scientists have solved a puzzle of the immune system: how antibodies enter the nervous system to control viral infections. Their finding may have implications for the prevention and treatment of a range of conditions, including herpes and Guillain-Barre syndrome, … Continue reading

February 24, 2016
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Outsmarting Herpes: Researchers Use the Body’s Natural Defenses to Stop Outbreaks

Herpes is forever. When one of the sexually transmitted virus’ two strains enters the body through genital tissue, it travels to neurons near the spine that the body’s defenses have learned not to kill – even when infected – because … Continue reading

September 22, 2014
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How to rejuvenate ageing immune cells

Researchers from UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing. The two new studies, supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), could help to enhance our immunity … Continue reading

January 14, 2014
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Nature Medicine

Engineering professor co-authors Nature Medicine paper on HIV Ryan Zurakowski, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware, is co-author of a paper appearing in Nature Medicine on Jan. 12 highlighting the role of T-cells in … Continue reading

January 11, 2014
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UA Study’s Findings Key to Understanding Immunity as We Age

UA researchers have discovered that two separate defects combine to contribute to reduced T cell responses with aging. Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson have found a key to understanding the aging immune system’s decreased … Continue reading

January 26, 2013
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Engineered Immune Cells Resist Infection from Hiv and Could Ultimately Replace Drug Therapy

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the Stanford University School of Medicine have found a novel way to engineer key cells of the immune system so they remain resistant to infection from HIV, the … Continue reading

April 2, 2012
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Scientists Identify Novel Pathway for T Cell Activation in Leprosy

*Findings may help lead to new treatments for infectious diseases, cancer* UCLA researchers have pinpointed a new mechanism that potently activates T cells, the group of white blood cells that plays a major role in fighting infections. The team specifically … Continue reading

February 24, 2012
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To Be A Scientist

*How Bob Vince changed the world* Where does it begin, the act of becoming a scientist? Perhaps with a bowling ball, its finger holes packed with explosives, which when detonated, launch the ball into the air, cracking the otherwise pristine … Continue reading