Topic List : Immunology
Stanford researchers retract study examining link between narcolepsy, H1N1
Stanford researchers have retracted a 2013 study that described a possible immunological connection between narcolepsy and the H1N1 influenza virus.
Acute liver failure in kids may be caused by immune system dysfunction
Prompt liver biopsies and immune-suppressing treatment could promote healing and prevent liver transplants in many children affected by acute liver failure.
School of Medicine team wins campus-wide business competition
Rapidly-dissolving microneedles form the basis of a new skin test to determine the severity of a person’s food allergies.
Researchers discover immune system's rules of engagement
A study led by researchers at theSchool of Medicinereveals how T cells, the immune system's foot soldiers, respond to an enormous number of potential health threats.
$28 million grant launches Center of Excellence for Translation Research
Jeffrey Glenn, MD, PhD, is leading a new center to develop antiviral therapies that target the host cell instead of the virus.
DNA of peanut-allergic kids changes with immune therapy, study finds
Research led by immunologist Kari Nadeau shows a blood test could determine whether patients who have been desensitized to their peanut allergies need to continue eating peanuts daily to retain their tolerance.
In men, high testosterone can mean weakened immune response, study finds
Mark Davis Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have linked high testosterone levels in men to a poor immune response to an influenza vaccine.
Staph can lurk deep within nose, study finds
A new study shows that staph bacteria can lurk in areas deep within the nose.
Scientists think mysterious virus could signal a weak immune system
Stephen Quake More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims.
Bee sting allergy could be a defense response gone haywire, scientists say
Stephen Galli For most people, a bee sting causes temporary pain and discomfort, but for those with a bee venom allergy, the consequences can be devastating: They experience anaphylactic shock, including a drop in blood pressure, itchy hives and breathing problems, and may die if not promptly treated.