Inhibiting the innate immune system's "memory" could offer a way to lengthen the survival of organ transplants and cut the risk of rejection.
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Your genes could determine whether the coronavirus puts you in the hospital – and we're starting to unravel which ones matter
Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
May 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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New research in mice shows that a huge number of immune cells can kickstart autoimmune diseases, which counters assumptions.
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Using a patient's own immune cells, with a few tweaks, could be a useful treatment against the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.
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Different demographics are more or less vulnerable to serious complications from the coronavirus. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
March 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new method that delivers DNA directly into immune cells could help solve some of the problems with immunotherapy cancer treatments.
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Our biological clock helps guide our immune system's response to invaders like viruses and cancer, new research with mice indicates.
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