Scientists at Kantonal Hospital in Switzerland say boosting the body's immune system could be the best way to stave off an attack of the new coronavirus.
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Filed under: Investing The immune system doesn't generally attack tumors on its own. Immune cells are designed to attack foreign invaders but leave the human cells alone. Since tumors are just human cells growing out of control, the immune systems don't recognize the tumor as a problem. Scientists have tried to use vaccines to entice the immune system to attack the tumor....
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Scientists have been studying them to understand how astronauts' immune systems may change in space. These are some monocytes—a type of white blood cell in the immune system—that lived on the International Space Station. The cells were grown in an incubator with simulated gravity. They've been colored with antibodies so scientists can easily spot specific proteins in them....
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One of the hot trends in cancer medicine is using tiny particles to deliver drugs directly to a tumor, rather than bombarding the whole body with chemotherapy. But the immune system treats these nanoparticles as foreign invaders, so it tries to clear them before they can do their job.
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People with relationship woes had fewer T-cells, important components of the immune system's defence against infection, say researchers from Ohio State University.
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Salt appears to affect how certain cells in the immune system work, say scientists reporting in the journal Neurology.
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In their cold, sterile labs near Orlando, some local scientists are creating a hot commodity — biological replicas of the human immune system — that could play a role in saving the planet from a pandemic.
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Functioning kidney built from newborn rat cells is a major step towards personalised transplant organs for peopleScientists have grown a kidney in a laboratory and shown that it works when implanted into a living animal. The work is an important step towards the longer-term goal of growing personalised replacement organs that could be transplanted into people with kidney...
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Imagine that your body’s immune system, designed to attack and neutralize harmful germs and pathogens, instead malfunctions and attacks healthy organs. This is what happens when a person has lupus…Click to Continue »
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Researchers say the foreskin can shelter troublesome bacteria, so its removal may bolster the immune system to keep the AIDS virus at bay.Circumcision is known to reduce a man's risk of HIV infection by at least half, but scientists don't know why. A new study offers support for the theory that removing the foreskin deprives troublesome bacteria of a place to live, leaving...
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