Older adults who received at least one flu vaccination were 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of a four year follow up than their peers who did not receive a vaccine.
Regulatory T cells interact with skin cells using glucocorticoid hormones to generate new hair follicles and promote hair growth. The findings could have positive implications for the development of new therapies to treat alopecia and other hair loss disorders.
Study reveals how the early days of mother-provided immunity work, and what this could mean for preventing death and disability for a wide range of infectious diseases. The findings could allow for the development of new therapies and improved vaccines that mimic the elevated maternal antibodies.
Researchers have identified an autoantibody that appears to cause schizophrenia in some individuals. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that schizophrenia could have an autoimmune component.
People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are 1.2 times more likely to develop depression. Additionally, the risk of developing dementia increased by 2-3% every 5 years following a diagnosis of RA.
Study reveals an association between signal detection theory, brain activation patterns, and subjective state fatigue. In those with multiple sclerosis, greater effects of fatigue were seen.
Electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve promotes healing in those with acute inflammation by shifting the balance between inflammatory and anti-inflammatory molecules.