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Dengue Virus Exposure May Amplify Zika Infection

Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research from Imperial College London.

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Zika Mosquitoes Differ From West Nile Mosquitoes; First Zika Vaccine to Be Tested in Human Clinical Trial; Potential Drug Target Identified for Zika, and MORE in the Zika Virus News Source

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Itchy Inflammation of Mosquito Bites Helps Viruses Replicate

Mosquito bite sites are not just itchy, irritating nuisances - they also make viral infections spread by the insects far worse, new research has found.

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Psoriasis: Light Shed on New Details

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A pathological and very complex autoimmune reaction of the skin": This is the definition doctors and scientists use to describe psoriasis, a disease that affects one to three percent of the population. It is characterised by accelerated cell division in the upper dermal layers with proliferated skin cells and an inflammation of the skin beneath. Many different cells are involved in the complex processes: skin cells (keratinocytes) and cells of the immune system, among others T lymphocytes, macrophages, mast cells and others.

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Copper Is Key in Burning Fat

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A new study led by a Berkeley Lab scientist and UC Berkeley professor establishes for the first time copper’s role in fat metabolism, further burnishing the metal’s reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology.

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Combo Immunotherapy for Advanced Melanoma: Two Therapies may be Better Than One

A new metastatic melanoma study suggests that a combination of two immunotherapies may be better than one: One treatment uses a patient’s own T cells modified in the lab to more powerfully recognize and attack tumors; The other treatment, a “checkpoint inhibitor,” releases the brakes on the body’s natural immune system.

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The Therapeutic Antibody Eculizumab Caught in Action

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In collaboration with Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., scientists from Aarhus University have used X-rays to understand how the therapeutic antibody eculizumab prevents our immune system from destroying red blood cells and damaging kidney tissue.

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New Clues Found to Immune System’s Misfiring in Autoimmune Diseases; Brain Power; Converting Cirrhosis-Causing Cells to Healthy Liver Cells in Mice, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

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Investigational Immunotherapy Drug Shrinks Tumors in High-Risk Neuroblastoma Patients

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators report promising preliminary results at the annual meeting of ASCO for an experimental monoclonal antibody when combined with chemotherapy for newly diagnosed patients.

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Cancer Studies Should Include Overweight, Elderly Mice

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Saint Louis University's article in "Trends in Immunology" explains why using a more accurate animal model could improve cancer research.

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Tobacco Smoke Makes Germs More Resilient

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UofL dental researcher explores microbiological mechanisms as World Health Organization urges for a day of abstinence from tobacco use on May 31

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Malnutrition Results From More Than Just Inadequate Diet

Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation alone, and immune disorder may be part of the cause, according to a review led by Queen Mary University of London.

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AARDA Salutes May #Autoimmune Heroes for Research Fundraising Efforts

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As part of its ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) announced today its May Autoimmune Heroes – private family foundations and individuals whose personal experience with autoimmune disease has led them to be incredible research fundraisers.

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Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors, The Latest in Heart Defect Prediction Tech, Eating After 8pm Not Linked to Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News

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Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy, Genome Analysis Leads to Clues About Rare Cancer, and more in the Cancer News Source

Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy, Genome Analysis Leads to Clues About Rare Cancer, and more in the Cancer News Source