immune system

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a system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response

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The immune systems of monkeys on the restricted diets appeared to have aged significantly slower than those of monkeys eating the typical number of calories, the team reports in an upcoming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The immune system reacts by producing proteins called antibodies to fight the virus.
This animal observation supports the belief that there could be two very different kinds of immune-based treatment--helping the immune system suppress HIV and reduce viral load (much like antiretroviral drugs do), vs.
The immune system has many functions only recently recognized and whose importance is still not universally accepted.
Because the intracerebral challenge bypasses the immune system portal, old, peripherally challenged animals should show a disproportionate reduction in disease risk if immune system senescence is important in regulating pathogenesis.
A cellular relationship called the cytokine network is responsible for helping the immune system respond to viruses, bacteria, fungi and tumors.
For each autoimmune disease, the immune system targets a specific set of proteins.
We can have some impact on the immune system, but it doesn't normalize the immune system entirely.
A: In our study, we found that a supplement of about 16 mg [25,000 IU] of beta-carotene a day was optimal for the immune system.
This virus supposedly infects and kills the "T-cells" of the immune system, leading to an inevitably fatal immune deficiency after an asymptomatic period that averages 10 years or so.
MultiCell's drug development program is focused on modulation of the immune system.
These results suggest that all the genes in the deadly 1918 strain somehow work together to excessively rile the immune system, explains Katze.
The promise of Tysabri's benefits was momentarily snatched away, and it became clear that the scientific establishment may not know as much as it needs to about how the immune system works, and fails to work, in MS.
To find out how the immune system responds to temporary anxiety, like being frightened, scientists stressed a group of mice by confining them in tight quarters for short periods of time.
It will also help the Immune system by increasing the production of Interferon (protein substances that help prevent reproduction of viruses) and increases the ability of white blood cells to find, trap, and destroy viruses.