Posts Tagged ‘immune cells’

Researchers Discover Missing Link Between Brain And Immune System

Researchers Discover Missing Link Between Brain And Immune System

A recent discovery by researchers may overturn decades long ideas about the connection between the brain and the immune system. Researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels that were previously thought as non-existent. This discovery may have wide-ranging implications […]

Study Suggests Starving Immune Cells Slows Down MS Damage

Study Suggests Starving Immune Cells Slows Down MS Damage

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that is brought about by damage done to the myelin sheath, the protective layer that surrounds nerve cells. It leads to the nerve cells experiencing impaired ability to send signals from the brain to the other parts of the body and vice versa, resulting in physical and neurological disabilities. […]

Scientists Block Immune Cells From Brain, Prevents MS Symptoms

Scientists Block Immune Cells From Brain, Prevents MS Symptoms

Scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have successfully blocked immune cells from entering the brain in mice suffering from a condition similar to multiple sclerosis. The researchers believed this to be a valuable breakthrough in the fight against MS. The study also introduced a possible compound currently in development for […]

Study Finds Immune Cells Known Also To Directly Attack Neurons

Study Finds Immune Cells Known Also To Directly Attack Neurons

Researchers from Germany have recently found some evidence that w a direct interaction between immune cells and neurons that may lead to possible neuronal injury. It shows a new insight into how the immune system may cause neuron damage associated with diseases such as multiple sclerosis. The said study has recently been published in the […]

Immune Pathway Identified, Offers Possible Target For Future MS Treatment

Immune Pathway Identified, Offers Possible Target For Future MS Treatment

Researchers from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified a new pathway that may help in controlling the immune balance. Further study into this new pathway may possibly lead to new medications that will block other autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis or the discovery of new anti-rejection drugs. The recent study was published in […]

Research Suggest Similarities In Immune System Among People

Research Suggest Similarities In Immune System Among People

Recent studies by US researchers find that the human immune system may have much more similarities than previously believed. This finding may help lead to new ways in detecting, diagnosing and treating autoimmune diseases as well as cancers. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has developed a new way of sequencing […]