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Immune system linked to lower heart attack risk, suggests study

Measuring antibody levels in the blood could be used to detect a person's heart attack risk after researchers, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation...

Super-resolution microscopy reveals unprecedented detail of immune cells’ surface

Salk scientists used light-sheet super-resolution imaging to capture the rearrangement of T-cell receptors from nanometer-scale protein islands (left) to micrometer-scale microclusters (right) after T-cell...

Fighting cancer with the help of someone else’s immune cells

A human T-cell.Credit: NIH A new step in cancer immunotherapy: researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and University of Oslo/Oslo University Hospital show that even...

Long-term stress erodes memory

Sustained stress erodes memory, and the immune system plays a key role in the cognitive impairment, according to a new study from researchers at...

Researchers shed light on pathway from virus to brain disease

Why people on immunosuppressant drugs for autoimmune conditions have a higher incidence of an often-fatal brain disease may be linked to a mutation in...

HIV: Identification of receptors in patients spontaneously controlling infection

HIV virus particles.Credit: © Institut Pasteur, Charles Dauguet A small number of patients infected by HIV spontaneously control viral replication without antiretroviral therapy, and do...

Do germs cause type 1 diabetes?

Germs could play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes by triggering the body's immune system to destroy the cells that produce...

Fighting hospital germs with sugar

Sweet spot for therapeutic antibodies: the illustration above shows the three-dimensional structure of the sugar molecule PS-I of C. difficile (orange: carbon; red: oxygen;...

Antibody appears to attack cancer cells, leaving other cells unscathed

A research team from Duke Health has developed an antibody from the body's own immune system that preferentially attacks cancer cells. The antibody works...

Intestinal worms boost immune system in a surprising way

Lymph node follicles (top) and the intestinal worm Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri (bottom).Credit: © N. Harris (EPFL) In order to fight invading pathogens, the immune system...

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