It's not quite the fountain of youth, but scientists with the Stanford University School of Medicine are zeroing in on a potential protein target that could at least help us age better. By blocking it with a potential new compound, they believe that they can stop age-related immune system declines and many of the diseases that come with this.
Researchers at Australia's Burnet Institute discovered a prime target in the immune system's battle against malaria, marking a turning point in the search for a vaccine.
Today, we're one small but significant step closer to figuring out how to get certain cells to fight back against HIV infection. Specifically, scientists with the NYU Langone Medical Center and
In the bid to develop drugs to boost the immune system and fend off various infections, NKp46 may be the next big target. NKp46 is a receptor that helps regulate the immune system's natural killer
When the body is under attack from an infection, the immune system develops memory T cells that help remember and attack the disease if it returns. But with chronic viruses like HIV or hepatitis C,
Researchers at Emory University have used one of the most successful vaccines, yellow fever, to promote longer-lasting immunity for vaccine recipients. And their discoveries could lead to fewer
After 10 years of lab work a team of German scientists say they have developed a transgenic mouse model with modified T cell receptors that can help the immune system hunt down and destroy cancer
Astronauts tend to get sick, and Millie Hughes-Fulford of the Northern California Institute for Research and Education and the University of California at San Francisco, who actually flew on a NASA
Danish scientists have determined sufficient intake of vitamin D is vital for the killer T cells of the immune system to fend off serious infections. And these findings could prove useful in the
In experiments published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Brain Behavior and Immunity, researchers showed that dendritic cells native to the brain can muster the immune