Illuminating Potentially Fatal Complication of Hepatitis BNews
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) - associated acute liver failure results from an uncommon encounter between a highly mutated HBV variant and an unusual immune response.READ MORE
Revealed: How Deadly Pneumococcus Suppresses Immune DefensesNews
Scientists have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design.
The first reported use of photosynthetic microbes in a battery-like 'bioelectrochemical system' shows that purple bacteria could turn wastewater treatment plants into zero-carbon fuel generators.READ MORE
Noncirculating T cells are relatively unknown, but appear to be a vital component of immunity to Salmonella infection — and should be the focus of vaccine strategies.READ MORE
Gamma Delta T cells possess a unique two-pronged device, allowing them to double-check whether the body's cells are healthy or dangerous before deciding whether to kill them.READ MORE
What happens when cells at the front of your nose detect bacteria?READ MORE
Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), shows that they might have a significant role in the development of the disease. The discovery can lead to new therapies targeted at other areas than just the immune system.
Researchers have gained a new understanding of the link between obesity and cancer. In the presence of excess fat, the immune surveillance system fails due to an obesity-fueled lipid accumulation in natural killer (NK) cells, preventing their cellular metabolism and trafficking.READ MORE
In some patients, somatic reversion of SLAM-associated protein expression in T cells leads to a mild form of X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome type 1.READ MORE
An extracellular matrix gene signature has been identified which is associated with response to immunotherapy, and provides a hypothesis about why some people don't respond.READ MORE