immune system

RNA Used to Reprogram Cells

RNA Used to Reprogram Cells

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts developed a new method for reprogramming human skin cells into other cells. Their method delivers the necessary genes using messenger RNA instead of the viruses currently used in skin cell ...

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Food Allergy Diagnosis

Food Allergy Diagnosis

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a more precise method of diagnosing food allergies and the extent of allergic reactions to these substances. Current allergy testing is unreliable, resulting in a large number of false positives. In ...

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Disease May Derail Space Travel

Disease May Derail Space Travel

Researchers at Nancy University in Lorraine, France have raised concerns that disease will make it impossible to support long-term space travel such as manned missions to Mars. Space travel both weakens the immune system and promotes more virulent growth of ...

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Common Cold DNA Successfully Sequenced

Common Cold DNA Successfully Sequenced

A multi-institutional team of researchers has deciphered the genetic sequences of all known strains of viruses responsible for the common cold. Their research reveals the weaker spots in the virus and according to the scientists, will help develop new anti-viral ...

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The Link Between Stress and Illness

The Link Between Stress and Illness

Do you like being under pressure? Do you enjoy running around like a mouse on a wheel? Think again. Scientists from UCLA have discovered a cellular mechanism linking between stress, aging, and illness. This discovery could potentially help create drugs ...

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Cancer Vaccination in Action

A research team from the Hadassah Medical Organization and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has developed a method for generating a personalized melanoma vaccination. The vaccination is targeted at patients in the early stages of tumor development and for patients ...

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Interferon Based Drug May Eliminate Breast Cancer

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of science in Israel have engineered a new protein they call Interferon-alpha-2, which is an interferon variant with highly increased biological potency as compared with the natural interferon currently used to treat a number of ...

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The Link between Inflammation and Cancer

The Link between Inflammation and Cancer

A research team from the Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) at MIT has confirmed that when DNA repair mechanisms are compromised, chronic inflammation expedites intestine cancer in mice. The results suggest that people with a decreased ability to repair ...

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New Meningitis B Vaccine Developed

New Meningitis B Vaccine Developed

Novartis, an international drug company, has recently developed a vaccine against the meningococcal B strain. This is the first vaccination to be developed for this often deadly disease that usually affects young children and infants. This new vaccine has the ...

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Making T-cells Fight Tumors

A new research from Rockefeller University shows that our immune system cells can detect and destroy cancerous tumor cells in breasts and ovaries. The protein that detects the cancerous cells was identified and can be used in future immunity-based therapeutic ...

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