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UCLA Gene Discovery Shows How Stem Cells Can Be Activated to Help Immune System Respond to Infection

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UCLA scientists show that two genes not previously known to be involved with the immune system play an active role in directing stem cells to fight infection

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New Influenza Virus Affects Cattle, Pigs

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A new influenza virus, discovered in pigs and later found in cows, shares common ancestry with known influenza viruses, but is distinct enough that researchers have proposed calling it Type D Influenza. Three years ago Ben Hause, then a doctoral student at South Dakota State University, identified and characterized the new virus. SDSU virologist Feng Li and immunologist Radhey Kaushik will develop genetic and biochemical tools to study the virus and then determine how it is transmitted and how it replicates at the molecular level through a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Validation of Patient Reported Outcomes Obtained in the Home Infusion Setting in the Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Disease

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) provides some new information about how to monitor medications given at home.

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How Staph Infections Elude the Immune System

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By tricking the immune system into generating antibodies specific for only one bacterial protein, Staphylococcus aureus dodges the production of antibodies that might otherwise protect against infection. Vaccine approaches must be designed to side-step this bacterial subterfuge.

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MicroRNA Molecules Serve as On/Off Switches for Inflammation

University of Utah scientists have identified two microRNA molecules that control chronic inflammation, a discovery that one day may help researchers prevent certain fatal or debilitating conditions before they start.

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Efficacy of Potential Therapy for Autoimmune Disorder of Muscle Weakness

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Researchers have made a fast-acting “vaccine” that can reverse the course of myasthenia gravis, a non-inherited autoimmune form of muscle weakness, in an animal model of the disease.

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Scientists Discover Pain Receptor on T-Cells

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Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that T-cells – a type of white blood cell that learns to recognize and attack microbial pathogens – are activated by a pain receptor.

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Diet Affects Mix of Intestinal Bacteria and the Risk of Inflammatory Bone Disease

Diet-induced changes in the gut’s bacterial ecosystem can alter susceptibility to an autoinflammatory bone disease by modifying the immune response, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists reported. The findings appeared September 28 as an advanced online publication of the scientific journal Nature.

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Gut Bacteria Are Protected by Host During Illness

To protect their gut microbes during illness, sick mice produce specialized sugars in the gut that feed their microbiota and maintain a healthy microbial balance. This protective mechanism also appears to help resist or tolerate additional harmful pathogens, and its disruption may play a role in human diseases such as Crohn’s disease.

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