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Immunology

Remiss About Remission

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

Greater cross-cultural awareness of the relationship of illness to well-being may compel us to pay more attention of the important life-changing quandaries of remission in addition to the physical and emotional dimensions of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer Research Progress Spotlights Cruel Irony

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

To hear the words "cancer" and "cure" in the same sentence from experienced cancer researchers is both breathtaking and unexpected. Researchers and top oncologists are usually cautious to a fault.

Immunotherapy: The New Promise for Cancer

Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Science
Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D.

The time for optimism in the field of cancer research is now -- a time that Science magazine named "cancer immunology" as the breakthrough of the year. Today we have the hope that the cure for cancer is inside ourselves -- in our immune system.

Ooh Sexy Genes! Our Immune System Genes, that is.

Daniel M. Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Daniel M. Davis

While mainstream science focused on how certain genes work in the immune system, others - by and large, working away from the limelight - have found evidence that these same genes can also influence sexual attraction.

Swine Flu Study Links Ethnicity, Vulnerability To Virus

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - British and Chinese scientists have found a genetic variant which explains why Chinese populations may be more vulnerable to the H1...

Sex With Neanderthals: The Ultimate Immunity Boost

Priya Malhotra | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

One key contributor to a good immune system is good genes. Lately, researchers have been asking, Where did these "good genes" come from? The answer: sex with Neanderthals.