How different are men and women from each other when it comes to susceptibility to health problems?
Chewing food properly leads to the release of immune cells, Th17 cells, which help protect against infection and illness.
Once dubbed as a "useless" part of the body, the appendix might have a biological use after all - immunity.
One of the prime jobs of specialized immune cells, in most of the tissues in the body, is to engulf the billions of dead cells that are generated every day. When these garbage disposals stop doing their job, dead cells and their waste products rapidly pile up, destroying healthy tissues.
Researchers have discovered how a protein molecule in immune cells promotes the production of nitric oxide - a chemical capable of defending the body from bacterial attack - according to a new study.
Immune cells outside of the brain may increase the risk of depression, according to a new study.
Cocaine may increase a person's vulnerability to HIV infection by altering the body's immune cells.
Our immune systems protect us from things that can harm our body. However, it can sometimes turn against us. Scientists recently discovered that some immune cells might actually promote the growth of cancer cells.
Researchers report that nearly one-quarter of autistic cases could be traced back to six specific maternal antibodies.
Researchers discovered that immune cells work with fat-producing cells in order to trigger muscle regrowth at an injured site.
Researchers found a link between leafy green vegetables and the production of immune cells found in the stomach and intestines.
Until recently, patients suffering from common ophthalmic ailments such as retinal disorders, glaucoma, and dry eye have largely been prescribed anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, anti-glaucoma, and anti-allergy agents, in addition to off-label steroidal medications, and warm compresses.