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    How a poorly explored immune cell may impact cancer immunity and immunotherapy

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The immune cells that are trained to fight off the body’s invaders can become defective. It’s what allows cancer to develop. So most research has targeted these co-called effector T-cells. [...]

    Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighborhoods

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighbourhood, a study by the University of Exeter’s medical school has found. [...]

    How the immune system identifies invading bacteria

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The body’s homeland security unit is more thorough than any airport checkpoint. For the first time, scientists have witnessed a mouse immune system protein frisking a snippet of an invading bacterium. The inspection is far more extensive than researche… [...]

    Newly found immune defence could pave way to treat allergies

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Scientists have made a fundamental discovery about how our body’s immune system clears harmful infections. [...]

    What you need to know about honey bee stings

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A Victorian man died yesterday after being stung by several bees. While bee sting deaths are rare (bees claim around two Australian lives each year), bees cause more hospitalisations than any venomous creature. [...]

    Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The shortness of breath experienced by the nearly 26 million Americans who suffer from asthma is usually the result of inflammation of the airways. People with asthma typically use albuterol for acute attacks and inhaled steroids to limit chronic infla… [...]

    Water baths as good as bleach baths for treating eczema

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new Northwestern Medicine study found no difference in the effectiveness of a bleach… [...]

    Annual influenza vaccination does not prevent natural immunity

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Earlier studies have suggested that having repeated annual influenza vaccination can prevent natural immunity to the virus, and potentially increase the susceptibility to influenza illness in the event of a pandemic, or when the vaccine does not match … [...]

    Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies: study

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University researchers show that breastfeeding might in fact increase the risk of developing hay fever and eczema, whi… [...]

    Inhibition by an immunostimulator

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The receptor CD27 found on the cell surface of certain types of immune cells is required for the production of so-called regulatory T cells in the thymus, that limit the development of atherosclerotic plaques. [...]