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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.
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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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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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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...

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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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...

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.

Successful Trials Give Green Light to ‘Heart Patches’ That Will Be Tested on Heart Attack Survivors

These tiny bandaids have been successful in regenerating damaged hearts – and they are now ready to be tested on human heart attack survivors.

Dogs Detecting Lung Cancer With 97% Accuracy May Spell the End of Expensive Screening Methods

Researchers are delighted to report that three specially-trained beagles were able to sniff out malignant lung cancer tumors with 97% accuracy.

Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Vaccinated Against ‘Stomach Flu’ Virus

In the study, over 1.5 million children who received the free vaccine were far less likely to develop type 1 diabetes later in life.

New Research Says That Being a ‘Dog Person’ and Enjoying Puppy Perks is in Our Genetic Makeup

People may be genetically predisposed to being a dog person – and that may mean that they enjoy a number of dog-related health benefits.

Managing Your Gut Bacteria Shown to Alleviate Anxiety, Says New Research

Over a dozen different studies have found that people who take steps to regulate their gut bacteria experience fewer symptoms of anxiety.

What You Never Learned About Fiber and Why It May Be Exactly What You Need for Stubborn Ailments

Most people know that fiber is good for indigestion, but there is actually a lot more to why it's particularly essential for our health and longevity.

In Groundbreaking First, Doctors Say They Have Cured Several Infants of ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

Scientists have developed a groundbreaking new gene therapy treatment for infants born with the life-threatening “bubble boy” disease.

He Was Called Foolish for His Research; Now Documentary Tells How He Won Nobel Prize for ‘Cancer Cure’

Jim Allison has been the quiet hero behind some of the most ground-breaking medical research of the last quarter century—but before he won the...

Service Dog Who Can Fetch Food, Clothing, and Pay for Shopping Has Transformed This Woman’s Life

Sally Whitney also credits her beloved 5-year-old pup as the reason she has a husband and university research job.

In ‘World First’ Blind People Have Their Vision Restored Thanks to Stem Cells From Deceased Organ Donors

Millions of blind people could have their vision actually restored using stem cells taken from the eyes of non-living donors, according to new research...