Tag Archive: immune system

Jun 30 2016

Scientists Reveal New Mechanism Adenovirus Uses to Sabotage Immune System

Adenovirus, a common human virus that usually affects the lungs and causes respiratory tract infections, is an old friend to virologists. They have long studied how this virus interacts with host cells to understand cellular processes and reveal key regulators of cellular functions.

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Apr 21 2016

Putting the Brakes on Allergic Response

When you have a chronic allergic disorder, it’s easy to blame the trigger — an early pollen season or furry pet — but the real culprit is your own immune system. Designed to attack foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses, T cells are the immune system’s watchdog to recognize serious threats. But sometimes T cells can be too zealous and set in motion a signaling cascade that can cause allergic reactions to everyday things and even attack your body’s healthy cells by mistake.

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Oct 15 2015

Flu Infection Reveals Many Paths to Immune Response

We’re officially into autumn, which means flu season is just around the corner. Having a vaccine each year helps stave off the flu, but much is still to be learned about the virus.

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Sep 17 2015

Teaching the Immune System to Have Long-term Memory for Leukemia

Your immune system is designed to protect against foreign invaders such as infections, but you may not realize that it also destroys abnormal cells that your body produces.

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Sep 10 2015

New Gene Variants Found in Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Melding together genomics technology, disease patterns, immunology, and microbiology, physician-scientists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are finding new and individualized therapies for patients with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease.

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Sep 08 2014

Study Aims to Reveal Novel Drivers of Allergic Disease

Investigators at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are studying the underlying biological features that could be common from one allergic disease to another.

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Sep 04 2014

Award Set to Fund Opioid Withdrawal Investigation

Dr. Barr recently received a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine the immune system’s role in opioid dependence during early development.

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