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# immune system

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# Measles
Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds
The research found that the measles virus deletes part of the immune system’s memory.
# immune system
'Strong evidence' that tattoo ink can seep into our bodies with toxic elements, say scientists
Only the tiniest, nano-scale particles made it into the lymph nodes, researchers found.
# immune system
New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births
The researchers used advanced statistical modelling to examine pregnancy in precise detail.
# Cancer Study
Trinity scientists discover how cancers 'hoodwink' the immune system to help them
A molecule in the body called TRAIL can be ‘re-wired’ in tumours to promote growth of cancer cells
# not good for you
We can now add 'third hand smoke' to the reasons smoking is dreadful for our health
Third hand smoke (THS) refers to the sticky residue from tobacco smoke that clings to walls and furniture.
# Breakthrough
Scientists have discovered cancer's 'Achilles heel'
New research could help train the immune system to target tumours.
# take charge
Man who climbed Everest in shorts can teach you how to control your immune system
It can be as simple as breathing in and breathing out.
# wear yellow for seth
Thousands of people wore yellow yesterday to support this sick little boy
Seth Lane was born without an immune system, and asked people to wear yellow to cheer him up.
# paint it purple
Living with Lupus: Attacked by your own immune system
October is Lupus Awareness Month.
# living drug
New 'phenomenal' treatment uses patient's immune system to kill leukaemia
The treatment was found to work in 88 percent of patients, say the New York scientists undertaking the project.
# Health
Result of swine flu jab investigation expected later this year
The Health Service Executive is investigating the link between a swine flu jab and narcolepsy. This year’s vaccine does not contain the controversial Pandremix strain.
# Nobel Prize
Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize
Three scientists, including Bruce Beutler, pictured, have been named as the winners of the Nobel prize for medicine following their research into the immune system.