Pages related to "immune response"

Pages related to "immune response"

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Gladstone Institute researchers show that surveillance by microglia helps prevent seizure activity (or hyperexcitability) in the brain. 

In 2015, hundreds of children were born with brain deformities resulting from a global outbreak of Zika virus infections.

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain’s ability to clean itself of toxins, and this may seed it for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other neurodegenerative problems, new research from the

A protein that is critical in controlling replication of West Nile and Zika viruses — and could be important for developing therapies to prevent and treat those viruses — has been identified by a Georgia State University biologist and his research group.

In a new Science Advances study, Shresta and her colleagues at LJI report that the immune system’s T cells have the power to prevent Zika infection in mice. This finding suggests that effective Zika vaccines need to activate T cells to work alongside antibodies.

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NIH-funded preclinical rodent study points to neutrophils for potential treatment options

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NIH-funded study suggests role for specific immune cells in brain disease

A new study suggests that T cells, which help the body’s immune system recognize friend from foe, may play an important role in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The study, published in the journal Nature, was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

NIH study in mice demonstrates the importance of quickly addressing infection

NIH-funded study also identifies potential new mechanism for some forms of epilepsy 

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have uncovered new clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and a parasitic worm that can cause river blindness. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that the mysterious neurological disease may be caused by an autoimmune response to the parasitic proteins.

National Institutes of Health researchers have isolated a set of promising, tiny antibodies, or “nanobodies,” against SARS-CoV-2 that were produced by a llama named Cormac.