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A new study offers insights into why some people's hair goes gray in response to a serious illness or chronic stress.
… to hair color and the genes that control the body's immune system. They published their findings May 3, 2018, in PLOS … of the Genetic Disease Research Branch at NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). "These results may …
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The skin microbiota plays an intricate role in the human immune system, directing many immune functions and defending against bacterial pathogens.
… Bruce Agnew … The billions of microbes that reside on human skin - probably more than 10 billion microbial cells on … the skin microbiota plays an intricate role in the human immune system, actually directing many immune functions and helping …
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NIH investigators have discovered that genomic switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system.
… genomic switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system. The findings, published in Nature today, open the …
Educational Resources
An antibody is a protein component of the immune system that circulates in the blood, recognizes foreign substances like bacteria and viruses, and neutralizes them.
… Antibody … An antibody is a protein component of the immune system that circulates in the blood, recognizes foreign … like bacteria and viruses, and neutralizes them. … Immune System, Bacteria, Virus, Blood, Circulation, Disease, …
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A new study highlights how genomic mutations that cause mitochondrial disease may also compromise affected people's immune response.
… disease may also compromise affected people's immune response. … Based on clinical data from patients with … disease in T-cells. T-cells play important roles in human immune response. The mutations resulted in an increased … M.D., senior author and investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Related Resources Cytochrome …
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Researchers at NHGRI have discovered an immune mechanism in humans that perceives threats and was found only in plants.
… don't seem to have much in common. When it comes to their immune systems, however, they might be more similar than their exteriors suggest. Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) have discovered an … animals has evolved as a unique way for the host immune system to perceive a potential threat and launch an effective …
Jobs at NHGRI
NHGRI is seeking a postdoc to join the Systems Biology and Genome Engineering Section in Bethesda, Maryland.
… The Intramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National … in Systems Biology and Genome Engineering … The National Human Genome Research Institute seeks a postdoc to join the …
Genetic Disorders
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency is a severe, genetic condition of the immune system.
… Immunodeficiency is a severe, genetic condition of the immune system. … Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) may be best … the insights it provides into the workings of the normal human immune system. In addition, one form of SCID became the …
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An ancient, sexually transmitted dog cancer may provide insights into human cancers because of the similarities in the dog and human immune systems.
… transmitted dog cancer - that may provide insights into human cancers because of the similarities in the dog and human immune systems - has baffled researchers until now. Canine … modified so that it could escape the host dog's own immune system," said Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D., chief of the Cancer …
Educational Resources
A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system.
… is a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system. … Lymphocytes, White Blood Cell, Immune System … A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell …