Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?

Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.

Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.

immunology
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Antigens originating from the microbiome may trigger an autoimmune response.
Infographic: Immunity Isn’t the Body’s Only Defense System
Infographic: Immunity Isn’t the Body’s Only Defense System
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Symbiotic bacteria, metabolism, and stress pathways can all help animals tolerate, rather than succumb, to disease.
Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Katarina Zimmer | May 30, 2019
A rogue hybrid lymphocyte, bearing characteristics of both B and T cells, may play a role in driving autoimmunity in the disease, although the mechanism is far from clear.
Cachexia Is Driven By Killer T Cells in a Mouse Model of Infection
Cachexia Is Driven By Killer T Cells in a Mouse Model of Infection
Katarina Zimmer | May 22, 2019
A new study reveals an unexpected role for the immune cells and a previously unknown mechanism for the wasting syndrome.
CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses
CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses
Katarina Zimmer | May 17, 2019
In line with previous research, a new study in mice demonstrates that B cells can be engineered to ward off infections, this time against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Innate Immune Cells May Actually Remember Their Targets
Innate Immune Cells May Actually Remember Their Targets
Emma Yasinski | May 10, 2019
Human natural killer cells, previously considered not to participate in adaptive immunity, remember viral antigens after initial exposures, according to a new study.
Genetically Modified Viral Cocktail Treats Deadly Bacteria in Teen
Genetically Modified Viral Cocktail Treats Deadly Bacteria in Teen
Ashley Yeager | May 8, 2019
Tweaking the genomes of two phages and combining them with a third phage helped to clear a persistent Mycobacterium infection in the patient.
Image of the Day: Amoeba Nibbles
Image of the Day: Amoeba Nibbles
Chia-Yi Hou | May 2, 2019
A pathogenic amoeba species ingests parts of human cells and steals human cell membrane proteins to display on its own surface.
Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Increases Anaphylaxis Risk: Study
Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Increases Anaphylaxis Risk: Study
Kerry Grens | Apr 26, 2019
Although the oral treatment seems to work, an analysis of the results from 12 clinical trials finds kids who got an immunotherapy have a greater rate of serious reactions.