Scientists Just Uncovered A Whole New Layer of Brain

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and University of Rochester have identified a layer of tissue that helps protect our gray and white matter, one that hasn't been distinguished before.

Daycares in Finland Built a 'Forest', And It Changed Kids' Immune Systems

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest's undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system, according to an experiment in Finland.

Second HIV Patient Naturally Achieved "Sterilizing Cure of Infection"

A 30-year-old woman from the city of Esperanza, Argentina - the so-called Esperanza Patient - appears to be the second person whose immune system cleared the HIV-1 virus without antiretroviral therapy.

Biodiverse urban green spaces strengthen human immune systems

An Australian research team has found that revegetation of green spaces within cities can improve soil microbiota diversity towards a more natural, biodiverse state, which has been linked to human health benefits.

Researchers probe microbiome-cancer treatment link

There's a lot of evidence to suggest that the gut microbiota play a role. Over the next year, US researchers will try to suss out how millions of tiny microbes living inside us might make the difference between a cancer treatment's success and its failure.

Gene therapy restores immunity

Eight infants with the life-threatening inherited disorder received experimental gene therapy. They experienced substantial improvements in immune system function and normal growth up to two years after treatment.

´Killer´ cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

Scientists have discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an "extraordinary breakthrough" that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease.

Treatments that cause the immune system to attack cancer earn a Nobel

The Nobel Prize Committee has honored two researchers for their role in pioneering a new avenue for cancer treatment, one where the therapy targets the immune system, which then goes on to attack the cancer.

Scientists find a new form of immunity

Scientists have revealed how a population of 'bad' antibodies in the immune system can provide crucial protection against invading microbes.

E-cigarettes may trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to a new research.

First evidence of the body's waste system in the human brain discovered

By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, researchers saw the first, long-sought evidence that our brains may drain some waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body's sewer system.

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential to fight multiple cancer types

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy has been developed that targets several different cancer types

Scientists stimulate immune system, stop cancer growth

A chemical found in tumors may help stop tumor growth, according to a new study.

Guards of the human immune system unraveled

Scientists of the University Hospital Erlangen gained substantial knowledge of human dendritic cells, which might contribute to the development of immune therapies in the future.