A new breakthrough in the fight against pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia has been announced today by scientists in Dublin and Leicester.
Scientists have made a significant discovery about how the body defends itself against snail fever, a parasitic worm infection common in developing countries.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge hope to revolutionise cancer therapy after discovering one of the reasons why many previous attempts to harness the immune system to treat cancerous tumours have failed.
People who are physically fit and active have fewer and milder colds, indicates research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
German researchers discover how immune system B-cells can react to very different substances.
Therapeutic antibodies can be an efficient alternative when common drugs do not work anymore. However, antibodies obtained from blood of animals such as mice could not be used: The human immune system recognizes them as ...
A new focus on the immune system's ability to both unleash and restrain its attack on disease has led Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists to identify cells in mice that prevent the immune system from attacking the animals' ...
Dendritic cells are the grand sentinels of the immune system, standing guard 24/7 to detect foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, and bring news of the invasion to other immune cells to marshal an attack. These sentinels, ...
A special set of sugars found on some disease-causing pathogens helps those pathogens fight the body's natural defenses as well as vaccines, say two Iowa State University researchers.
(PhysOrg.com) -- South Dakota State University livestock research is trying to determine whether the genes cattle inherit help determine the way they respond to vaccinations.