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Tufts researchers link excess folic acid to a weakened immune function in aging adults

Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University have shown that excess levels of folic acid causes lowered immune function through less effective natural killer cells in aged mice.

MIT researchers develop noninvasive, fingertip device to count white blood cells in real time

A group of bioengineers have developed a noninvasive, portable device that resembles a finger-worn, pulse oximeter to count white blood cells. They have three workable prototypes that are being tested with chemotherapy patients to track their immune system in real-time. The researchers aim to have an initial beta product that it can support via crowdfunding in 2017, with a product on the market potentially in 2019.

Florida startup nabs CE mark for antimicrobial, intravenous UV light therapy

UVLrx Therapeutics has secured a CE mark for its intravenous UV light therapeutic system across a wide variety of indications. The use of ultraviolet blood irradiation stretches back over a century, but fell out of favor with the rise of antibiotics in the 1950s. This system, dubbed UVLrx 1500, is designed to be used without removing the blood from the body.

Plant-based inhibitor could halt HIV infection

A compound derived from soybeans and other plants may have HIV-fighting properties, according to new research by scientists at George Mason University.

New drug target could halt age-related immune system declines

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 discover malaria target

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.

Key protein appears to kill off HIV food supply in certain cells

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

Targeting NKp46 boosts immune response, Innate Pharma believes

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

Researchers hope to boost body's response to chronic infections

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,

Emory researchers find long-lasting vax immunity via yellow fever

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