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Video: What your mucus says about your health

It's peak cold and flu season, and mucus is making many of our lives miserable. But despite being a little icky, phlegm gets a bad rap. This germ-fighting goo contains cells and chemical compounds that help us power through ...

Sharks show novel changes in their immune cancer-related genes

A new genomics study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie the rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers ...

Nanoparticle exposure can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs

Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells. This is the result of a study by researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Lung Research ...

Biosensor to detect tumors at early stages

Before a malignant tumor develops, the immune system tries to fight against its altered proteins by producing certain cancer antibodies. A biosensor developed by scientists from the Complutense University of Madrid is able ...

Deadly disease can 'hide' from a Tasmanian devil's immune system

The Tasmanian devil facial tumour (DFT) cells may use a molecular deception – common in human cancers – that could allow the deadly disease to avoid the animal's immune system, according to our new research published ...

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