Researchers have identified a direct cellular interaction between the nervous system and the immune system. Pain sensing neurons around the lymph nodes can modulate lymph node activity.
Chronic social stress in mice induces the expression of virulent genes in the gut microbiota. The altered microbiota increases the presence of effector T helper cells in the lymph nodes and induces myelin autoreactive cells. Exposure to chronic stress, therefore, may increase the risk of developing autoimmune diseases for some individuals with a susceptibility.
Researchers have identified the signaling molecules that activate the lymphatic pathway. The study also identified the cells that produce the signaling molecule and how they are used in lymphatic development.
Researchers transplanted gut bacteria from older mice into young mice and noted age related chronic inflammation following the procedure. The process, dubbed inflammaging, is linked to conditions associated with older age such as stoke and dementia.
Researchers reveal a neuroendocrine system reflex may trigger an increased susceptibility to contracting bacterial infections following injuries to the brain or spinal cord.
A new study reveals nanoparticles from tattoo ink travels into the body and reaches the lymph nodes. Researchers have collected visual evidence showing lymph nodes tinted with the colors of a person's tattoos.
A new study identifies a protein that may help make vaccines more effective and provide protection from diseases such as cancer.
Reprogramming lymph nodes could help to 'turn off' harmful immune attacks that occur in Multiple Sclerosis while keeping the immune system intact, a new study reports.