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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 … from a viral or bacterial infection, the body's innate immune system kicks into gear. infected cells respond by …
Clinical Research
A Longitudinal Natural History Study of Children with Mitochondrial Disease (at the NIH Clinical Center).
… can affect many different parts of the body, including the immune system and its ability to respond to infection. therefore, we … how inborn errors of metabolism affect the function of the immune system . … a longitudinal natural history study of …
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 …
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 … the boy in the bubble, who was born without a working immune system . caused by defects in any of several possible …
Staff
Dr. Pamela Schwartzberg is a senior investigator in NHGRI's Genetic Disease Research Branch.
… for understanding how hosts respond to pathogens and other immune challenges, such as vaccination. studies of human … these pathways and to elucidate basic mechanisms of immune responses. to this end, the schwartzberg group has … into the mechanistic workings of lymphocytes in the immune system . specific projects: tec kinases: through the …
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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.
… the skin microbiota plays an intricate role in the human immune system , actually directing many immune functions and helping to defend its host against …
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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NIH investigators have discovered that genomic switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system.
… switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system . the findings, published in nature today, open the … institute (nhgri). autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells, causing …
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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 … human genome research institute (nhgri) have discovered an immune mechanism in humans, known as a "guard" mechanism, … animals has evolved as a unique way for the host immune system to perceive a potential threat and launch an effective …
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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.
… cancers because of the similarities in the dog and human immune systems - has baffled researchers until now. canine … discovered genetic mutations that prevented the dogs' immune systems from detecting and fending off invading cancer … modified so that it could escape the host dog's own immune system ," said elaine ostrander, ph.d., chief of the cancer …