Autoimmune Disease is a condition in which the body recognizes its own tissues as foreign and directs an immune response against them.
The human immune system is a finely-tuned machine, balancing when to release a cellular army to deal with pathogens, with when to rein in that army, stopping an onslaught from attacking the body itself.
The human immune system is expected to guard people against the invasion of external microbes, but at times, it possibly leads to autoimmune disorders.
AZoLifeSciences speaks to Professor David J. Rawlings from the Seattle children's hospital about recent developments in engineered T cells for type 1 diabetes.
To defend the body, the immune system makes proteins known as antibodies that latch onto the perceived threat, be it HIV, the new coronavirus or, as is the case in autoimmune disease, part of the body itself.
Do chemical pollutants increase the risk of celiac disease? AZoLifeSciences spoke to Abigail Gaylord and Dr. Jeremiah Levine to find out.
Scientists at the Department of Infection and Immunity of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) revealed a novel mechanism through which the immune system can control autoimmunity and cancer.
Chandra Mohan, a Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston, and his colleagues have identified a race-specific variance in the urinary biomarker proteins of lupus nephritis (LN) in patients.
A new study co-led by scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) adds increasing evidence that Parkinson's disease is partly an autoimmune disease.
Biological engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a multi-tissue model that allows them to analyze the associations between the immune system and different organs, on a dedicated microfluidic platform embedded with human cells.
Scientists have known that interleukin-2 (IL-2), a signaling molecule, strongly influences the immune system. However, attempts to leverage its potential for therapeutic purposes have went futile due to serious side effects.