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The Immune System – News and Features

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New Discovery May Lead to Potential IBD Treatments

La Trobe University researchers have identified a protein that is integral to gut health, providing an important lead in the search for a treatment for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
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Sleep Apnea Linked to Poor Diet

A new survey found that people who ate unhealthier foods reported snoring more than those who ate more fruit and vegetables.
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The Role of Vitamin B6 in Pancreatic Cancer

In a recent publication in the journal Cancer Discovery, Mehla details the role of vitamin B6 in healthy people and when pancreatic cancer is present.
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Zinc Could Be Key to Reducing Bacterial Infections in Cystic Fibrosis

A fault has been identified in the bacteria-killing immune cells of people with cystic fibrosis, and zinc might help restore function and prevent recurrent infections.
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TB Vaccine Shrinks Liver Cancers in Mouse Study

A UC Davis Health study found that a single dose of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), the vaccine for tuberculosis (TB), reduced liver tumor burden and extended the survival of mice with liver cancer.
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Chronic Stress Increases Risk of Cancer Metastasis

Chronic stress can increase our risk for heart disease and strokes. It may also help cancer spread. How this works has remained a mystery – a challenge for cancer care.
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Researchers Discover Cause of “Brain Fog” Linked to Long COVID

A team of scientists from Trinity College Dublin and investigators from FutureNeuro announced a major discovery that has profound importance for our understanding of brain fog and cognitive decline seen in some patients with Long COVID.
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Antibody Protects Against a Host of Lethal Snake Venoms

Scripps Research scientists discovered an antibody that represents a large step toward creating a universal antivenom, which would be effective against the venom of all snakes.
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Drug Trial Shows Promise Treating Rare Blood Cancer

A novel treatment for polycythemia vera, a potentially fatal blood cancer, demonstrated the ability to control overproduction of red blood cells, the hallmark of this malignancy and many of its debilitating symptoms.
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Starving Ovarian Cancers of Cholesterol Cuts Tumor Growth in Mice

Scientists have discovered the Achilles heel of chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer – its hunger for cholesterol – and how to sneakily use that to destroy it.
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