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Are T cells key to controlling COVID-19 and reducing its severity?

Are T cells key to controlling COVID-19 and reducing its severity?

A new study has confirmed that T cells play an important role in the body’s response to COVID-19. The findings show that a multi-layered, virus-specific...
Key genes could regulate T cells to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer

Key genes could regulate T cells to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer

Researchers have discovered a way to control regulatory T cells that help the human body’s immune response. The researchers at Salk, led by Ye Zheng,...
Research to look at immune system’s seasonal ability to fight a virus

Research to look at immune system’s seasonal ability to fight a virus

Groundbreaking new research will be investigating the immune system’s ability to fight viruses as the seasons change. The research will investigate if an immune system...
Research shows how to boost immune responses to vaccines in seniors

Research shows how to boost immune responses to vaccines in seniors

New research has shown how older people’s immune system response to vaccines could be boosted using immunology expertise and the surprising use of genital...
Study offers insight into treatment of sepsis and chemotherapy damage

Study offers insight into treatment of sepsis and chemotherapy damage

In a new study, researchers have made significant advances towards devising a novel treatment for sepsis, which they believe could also be extended to...
How autoimmune diseases impact patient experience

How autoimmune diseases impact patient experience

When your disease is hard to name and doesn't have visible symptoms, it can be difficult for others to understand that you are sick....
Molecule in lymphatic system implicated in autoimmune diseases

Molecule in lymphatic system implicated in autoimmune diseases

A new study has revealed how a molecule in the lymphatic system could have the potential to play a role in autoimmune diseases. A study...
Stem cells: what do bones have to do with boosting immunity?

Stem cells: what do bones have to do with boosting immunity?

A newly discovered memory that is stored in our bones has revealed the surprising role of stem cells in boosting our immunity. A  research team...
immune cell in action

The ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ of immune cells

Scientists from Trinity College, Dublin have identified a rare, new cell in the immune system with 'Jekyll and Hyde' properties. These cells play a key...
Vitamin D on chalkboard surrounded by food

Sunshine Vitamin: 65% of Brits lack vitamin D

The British weather is known for being cold, rainy and lacking sunshine which means brits are missing out on essential health benefits that the...
Bone healing mechanism could provide new therapeutic applications

Bone healing mechanism could provide new therapeutic applications

Researchers are beginning to understand more about periosteal stem cells and how they can help with bone healing. New research has revealed a new mechanism...
Cannabis use and the immune system: a higher white blood cell count

Cannabis use and the immune system: white blood cell count

A study has shown that the total white blood cell count in cannabis users is higher among heavy users when compared to non-users. The study,...
Koala epidemic provides lesson in how DNA protects itself from viruses

Koala epidemic provides lesson in how DNA protects itself from viruses

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Queensland have revealed a new form of genome immunity. In animals, infections are...
Tuberculosis: scientists offer new insights into the pathogen

Tuberculosis: scientists offer new insights into the pathogen

Tuberculosis is a highly contagious infectious disease that is typically spread through aerosols and mainly affects the lungs. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),...
VIDEO: researchers offer rare glimpse into viruses assembling

VIDEO: researchers offer rare glimpse into viruses assembling

For the first time, researchers have captured images of the formation of individual viruses, offering a real-time view into the kinetics of viral assembly. The...
New defensive mechanism against bacterial wound infections discovered

New defensive mechanism against bacterial wound infections discovered

Researchers have discovered a new defensive mechanism which enables our skin to actively kill bacteria. Central to this mechanism is a cellular messenger molecule known...

Study shows our biological clock influences immune response efficiency

According to a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the biological clock influences immune...
Harnessing the immune system to reduce late detection of lung cancer

Harnessing the immune system to reduce late detection of lung cancer

Ground-breaking trial demonstrates potential of blood test which harnesses the power of the immune system to reduce late detection of lung cancer. Oncimmune Holdings plc.,...
Tackling the spread of infectious diseases through vaccinology training in Seoul

Tackling the spread of infectious diseases through vaccinology training in Seoul

The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is set to help developing countries tackle the spread of infectious diseases by building capacity through vaccinology training in...
New standards raise the bar for IBD care

New standards raise the bar for IBD care

Crohn’s & Colitis UK and IBD UK campaign to promote better care for everyone with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – will there be a...

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