News tagged with immune system activation

New insights into placebo effect

(Phys.org)—Mathematical models developed by scientists at the University of Bristol are providing new insights into why the placebo effect exists and when it should occur. Their research is published today ...

Aug 31, 2012
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Scientists discover clues to inflammatory disease

Immune system cells called macrophages spring into action to surround and destroy threats such as viruses or cancer cells. But sometimes the would-be protective response leads to persistent inflammation, which, in turn, can ...

Jul 14, 2010
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Housing upgrade shrinks tumors in mice with cancer

When mice with cancer get a boost in their social life and an upgrade in living conditions, their tumors shrink, and their cancers more often go into spontaneous remission Reported in the July 9th issue of the journal Cell, these ...

Jul 08, 2010
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The Medical Minute: Cervical cancer awareness

(PhysOrg.com) -- Science has sought the “cause” of cancer for decades, and in the case of cervical cancer, the cause has been found. The cervix is the opening to the womb that is situated at the upper end of the vagina. ...

Sep 16, 2009
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Limping rat provides sciatica insights

A newly developed animal model for the painful nerve condition known as sciatica should help researchers diagnose and treat it, according to Duke University bioengineers and surgeons.

Apr 29, 2009
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