Research suggests possibility of vaccine development against Staphylococcal skin infections

Researchers have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph). The findings, publishing online this week in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, provides new opportunities to developing vaccines to prevent staph skin infections, which account for 14 million outpatient visits, nearly 500,000 hospital admissions … Continue reading Research suggests possibility of vaccine development against Staphylococcal skin infections

Researchers identify how Ebola virus disables the human immune system

A research study by scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston sheds light on how Ebola effectively disables the human immune system. Virologist Alex Bukreyev, UTMB professor and senior author of the study, said the research team engineered versions of the Ebola virus in order to understand its effects on immune system. The … Continue reading Researchers identify how Ebola virus disables the human immune system

Multiple Sclerosis medication alemtuzumab can trigger severe B cell mediated brain inflammation

The multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy alemtuzumab can trigger severe, unpredictable side effects. This was the finding by a team led by Prof Dr Aiden Haghikia and Prof Dr Ralf Gold from the Department of Neurology of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum at St. Josef’s Hospital. In the journal Lancet Neurology, the scientists report on two patients for … Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis medication alemtuzumab can trigger severe B cell mediated brain inflammation

Researchers find how Human Papilloma Virus manipulates immune system

Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts' immune systems. Their findings, which are published in the international journal Scientific Reports, suggest that a protein known as E7, produced by a high-risk type of human papillomavirus (HPV16), may … Continue reading Researchers find how Human Papilloma Virus manipulates immune system