News tagged with human immune system

Learning to tolerate our microbial self

( -- The human gut is filled with 100 trillion symbiotic bacteria—ten times more microbial cells than our own cells—representing close to one thousand different species. "And yet, if you were to eat ...

dateApr 21, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Conviction of disgraced SKorean scientist upheld

(AP) -- An appeals court ruled Thursday to uphold most of the fraud convictions against a South Korean scientist disgraced in a cloning scandal that shook the international scientific community.

dateDec 16, 2010 in Other
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New Parkinson's gene is linked to immune system

A hunt throughout the human genome for variants associated with common, late-onset Parkinson's disease has revealed a new genetic link that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development.

dateAug 27, 2010 in Genetics
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HIV virus hides in the brain

Studies of the spinal fluid of patients given anti-HIV drugs have resulted in new findings suggesting that the brain can act as a hiding place for the HIV virus. Around 10% of patients showed traces of the virus in their ...

dateAug 23, 2010 in HIV & AIDS
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