Immune

Smokers at higher risk of TB because of 'clogged-up immune cells'
The risk of becoming infected with TB is increased by exposure to smoke from cigarettes and burning fuel. Now, a new study shows this is because smoke clogs up immune cells and weakens their ability to fight TB bacteria. Macrophages When normal ... [...]
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Scientists identify immune cell that fights cold virus in the lungs
Immune cells known to fight the flu in mice may also help fight RSV - a virus that is one of the main causes of the common cold in humans. mother and child at doctor's. RSV infects every child before their second birthday. This was the conclusion of a ... [...]
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Immune System Compounds, Alpha Defensins, Seen to Reduce Inflammation Linked …
“This discovery opens the door to new approaches for the treatment and prevention of chronic inflammation. We are hopeful that with further research, these treatments could be exploited in the near future,” Dr. Mohini Gray, the study's lead ... [...]
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Immune study offers treatment hope for arthritis patients University of Edinburgh
Their findings suggest that therapies based on these compounds could help to treat rheumatoid arthritis, which occurs when the immune system attacks the joints, causing pain and swelling. The research could also lead to new treatments for sepsis, where ... [...]
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Immune study offers treatment hope for arthritis patients
Their findings suggest that therapies based on these compounds could help to treat rheumatoid arthritis, which occurs when the immune system attacks the joints, causing pain and swelling. The research could also lead to new treatments for sepsis, where ... [...]
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Selenium compounds boost immune system to fight against cancer
Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now demonstrated that selenium -- naturally found in, e.g., ... [...]
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Common prostate cancer treatments suppress immune response and may promote relapse
Prostate cancer patients and their doctors may want to think twice about the best timing for chemotherapy or radiation therapy in conjunction with a common nonsurgical treatment, based on international research findings led by UT Southwestern Medical ... [...]
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Ways to boost your immune system
Beyond getting a flu shot and washing your hands religiously, the best line of defence comes from simple, healthy habits Below are natural ways to support your immune system. Because who has time for a sick day? ... Lemon juice is high in vitamin C ... [...]
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Foods For Cold: 13 Immune Boosting Foods For Winter
We all know those people who are coughing, sneezing and blowing their noses throughout the majority of winter, and while diet is important for all seasons, it can be extra important during winter months. "During this time we need to eat foods rich in ... [...]
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Single Dose of Trastuzumab Kick Starts Immune Response in Certain Breast Cancers
“Our study showed, for the first time, that the immune-cell–activating properties of trastuzumab are likely related to the subtypes of breast cancer,” Varadan said. “Knowing this can inform future trials studying the usefulness of adding immunotherapy ... [...]
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Nitroglycerin can boost body's natural immune response to cancer
The discovery builds on the Queen's team's 2009 findings related to the role of nitric oxide in suppressing tumour growth in prostate cancer. The researchers conducted the first-ever clinical trial using low doses of nitroglycerin to treat prostate cancer. [...]
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How chemo affects breast cancer survivors' immune systems
'We might need to take into account the future immune health of breast cancer patients when planning treatments, but more research is needed to determine whether this would improve patient outcomes.' The study was published in the journal Breast Cancer ... [...]
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After chemotherapy, immune system recovery may be slower than believed
A small observational study out of the U.K. of breast cancer patients found that certain types of chemotherapy can weaken part of the immune system for up to nine months after treatment. Stock photo by Feature Pics. Most cancer patients know that ... [...]
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'Natural' drug could offer long-lasting arthritis relief by 'rebooting' immune …
A single dose of a new drug could 'reboot' the immune system of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, say researchers. They have developed a protein agent modelled on the body's own natural defences to combat the inflammation that can destroy joints. [...]
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Cancer-induced Weakness in Immune System May Be Key to HER2+ Breast Cancer …
T cells from patients whose breast cancer had recently recurred showed far weaker response to the HER2 receptor protein, compared with T cells from patients whose breast cancer had not recurred over a long period following treatment, according to a ... [...]
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