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After Breakthrough Trials, Alzheimer’s Vaccine That Uses the Body’s Immune System May Soon Be Tested on Humans

After the Alzheimer’s vaccine produced surprisingly good results in mice, researchers are now looking for funding to test the vaccine on humans.

Drinking Baking Soda Could Be Cheap, Safe Way to Combat Autoimmune Disease, Says Scientists

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have some of the...
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Programming the Immune System to Kill Any Cancer – Trials Start in 2014

Training our immune systems to fight cancer has been an appealing prospect among scientists for decades. Stanford researchers are on track to begin human trials...
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In Girl’s Last Hope, Altered Immune Cells Beat Leukemia

It is hard to believe, but last spring Emma, then 6, was near death from leukemia. She had relapsed twice after chemotherapy, and doctors...
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New Approach Could Treat MS, Other Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers trying to find a way to treat multiple sclerosis think they’ve come up with an approach that could not only help patients with...
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New Cancer Treatment Destroys Non Targeted Tumors Using Immune System

For more than a century, scientists have been attempting to harness the immune system to fight cancer -- trying to get the antibodies and...
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Scientists Retrain An Immune System to Kill Cancer, Leukemia is Now Gone

A year ago, when chemotherapy stopped working against his leukemia and he had nothing to lose, William Ludwig signed up to be the first...
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Cheese Boosts Immune System of the Elderly

Eating cheese boosts the immune system of older people, according to a new study by scientists in Finland. Researchers found that cheese can act as...
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Amish Gene Mutation Makes Them Immune to Heart Disease

After a dozen studies of the Amish over 15 years, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a novel gene...

10 Amazing Things You Can Learn From Your Poop

There’s no such thing as a universally-healthy food: What's healthy for one person can be inflammatory for you. Now, you can discover what works for you...

Teen Creates App to Organize All The Family’s Caregivers After Grandmother Gets Alzheimers

After witnessing his mom’s stress caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s, teen creates app to organize all the caregivers for his grandmother.

Struggling Bats Can Now Fly Freely Through Countryside Thanks to First-of-Their-Kind Street Lights

These street lamps have been modified with a specialized “light recipe” to help struggling bats in England—and they're the first of their kind in the UK.

Study Says We May Be Able to Reverse Genetic Symptoms of Aging After Patients Shed 2.5 Years From Biological Clock

The study proves that there could be a groundbreaking new way to curb patients from contracting age-related diseases in the future.

Dad Develops New Treatment for Peanut Allergies With Almost No Side Effects After Son Suffers Severe Reaction

The treatment, which is now awaiting FDA-approval, could be a groundbreaking new form of therapy for children and adults with severe peanut allergies.

Husband-Wife Duo Has Developed ‘Gene and Cell Therapy’ Cancer Vaccine Now Being Tested on Patients

Since the vaccine was shown to be safe and effective on naturally-occurring tumors in animals, the treatment is now being tested on human cancer patients.

Largest Study of Its Kind Identifies the Surprising Health Benefits of Fasting Every Other Day

In recent years, there has been a surge of studies looking at the biologic effects of different kinds of fasting diets in both animal...

When Sick 3-Year-old is Quarantined, People Begin Showing Up at His Window to Entertain Him

A little boy whose doctors confined him to his bedroom for three months has learned that ‘All the world IS a stage”—just outside his...

After Her Years of Research, a Cambridge Scientist Could Be on the Verge of Curing Multiple Sclerosis

Auto-immune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) occur when the body’s immune cells attack healthy tissues. In the case of MS, the cells target the...

For First Time Ever, Scientists Have Cured Living Creatures of HIV and Eliminated Virus From DNA Entirely

A trailblazing team of researchers has eliminated all traces of HIV from living mice – and they will soon begin clinical trials on humans.

Researchers Used Natural Gut Bacteria to Prevent—and Reverse—Food Allergies in Pre-clinical Trials

Scientists have identified several strains of bacteria in human guts that can be used to prevent – and even reverse – allergies.