Science Immunology

Gut bacteria shape the newborn immune system with neurotransmitters

Gut bacteria-produced serotonin encourages immune tolerance in infancy.

Recurrent UTI linked to lingering symptoms

Recurrent infections cause ongoing bladder problems and pain by triggering sensory nerve growth and mast cell activation.

Lupus trigger unveiled

TLR7 sorting disruption linked to human lupus.

Exercise boosts the immune system for health

Regulatory T cells protect muscle mitochondria during exercise.

Scratching neurons: A potential itch solution?

IL-31 limits allergic dermatitis immune response.

Immune cells shape their path

Scientists show how immune cells migrate along self-generated gradients.

Protein essential for effective bacterial immune response

Protein NLRP11 is essential for bacterial infection defense.

Scientists identified how a particular type of immune cell develops in the body

Discovery could lead to more treatments to prevent cancer and infectious diseases.

Nasal vaccines may better protect against new viral variants

The best immune defense happens at the gate, guarding against viruses trying to enter.

Why some creams and cosmetics may cause skin rashes?

Some chemicals displace natural fats in skin cells may explain how many common ingredients trigger allergic contact dermatitis.

Ketogenic diet can protect from influenza infection in mice

The researchers wondered whether the dietary strategy would protect an organism from contracting influenza or make one more susceptible to the virus.

Immune response to Zika infection leads to fetal harm

Similar proteins that mount a strong, resistant reaction to Zika infection can likewise hurt the placenta and fetal advancement, as indicated by a Yale-led...

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