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Enigmatic Molecules Maintain Equilibrium Between Fighting Infection, Inflammatory Havoc

Penn Study Identifies New Drug Target for Inflammatory Disorders ...

Research note: The immune system-body weight connection

By Ziba Kashef A primary role of the immune system is fighting off harmful bacteria and viruses. However, recent studies have revealed additional ...

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus

DURHAM, N.C. – Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to Duke Health studies in mice. ... Full story

Surgical removal of the thymus benefits myasthenia gravis patients without a chest tumor, according to NEJM paper

First-ever randomized study of thymectomy was led by faculty member at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB ... Full story

Getting it 'just right' in the immune system

Two Oxford University scientists have proposed a solution to a puzzle of the human immune system: how our immune system scales its response in proportion to any threat to our health to make it 'just right'. Their ideas, published in the journal Trends in Immunology, could support a range of medical research. ... Full story

Gut Bacteria Linked to Rare Autoimmune Disease

Overabundance of Common Species in ‘Microbiome’ May Cause Inflammation ... Full story

Novel role for neutrophils elucidated

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have elucidated a novel role for neutrophils in immune function, in that they are important in control of B cell immune responses. The study, which is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, may have an impact on how vaccinations are performed. ... Full story

Cancer Checkpoint Drug Target Governs Metabolic Changes in Exhausted T Cells

Combo metabolic-checkpoint inhibitor approach may enhance cancer therapies ... Full story

Found: A Potential New Way to Sway the Immune System

TSRI Study Points Way to Better Vaccines and New Autoimmune Therapies ... Full story

Statins improve birth outcomes for mothers with an autoimmune disorder

A new statin treatment shows promise for reducing premature births and increasing babies’ chances of survival for mothers with an autoimmune disease. The small preliminary ... Full story

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