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Findings Give Hope to Plant Extract as Possible Lupus Treatment

UH Biomedical Engineer Says Such Drug Could Eliminate Traditional Side Effects ...

Immune link to stress could help in treating depression

Researchers at the University of Adelaide say a new focus on the links between the immune system and stress is needed to ...

Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses

By Caroline Arbanas - The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ... Full story

UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, discovered the mechanisms responsible for keeping the clock in sync. ... Full story

A positive boost to the immune system

A positive attitude can improve your immune system and may help you live longer, according to a University of Queensland study. ... Full story

Impact on gut microbiota of a fermented milk product containing probiotics revealed by new technology

Scientists from INRA and Danone Nutricia Research have shown the effect of a fermented milk product containing probiotics on the gut microbiota, using a novel high resolution bioinformatics tool. The product affected certain gut bacteria without changing the global composition of the microbial community. These findings, published in Scientific Reports on 11 September 2014, open new perspectives to understand the effects of probiotics on our health. ... Full story

Commensal Bacteria Help Orchestrate Immune Response in Lung

WASHINGTON, DC – Studies in mice demonstrate that signals from the bacteria that harmlessly—and often beneficially—inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract boost the immune system’s ability to kill a major respiratory pathogen, Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a paper published online ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity. ... Full story

Simple method turns human skin cells into immune-fighting white blood cells

The fast and safe technique developed at the Salk Institute circumvents problems that have hindered regenerative medicine. ... Full story

How age alters our immune response to bereavement

Young people have a more robust immune response to the loss of a loved one, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, providing insight into how different generations cope with loss. ... Full story

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