Remarkable Study Shows Immune System’s Effect On Social Interactions

Researchers from the University of Virginia’s Centre for Brain Immunology and Glia have made a remarkable discovery; the immune system has a direct and measurable impact on our social interactions. For decades scientists have believed that the brain is “immune privileged”, meaning that there is no direct connection from the brain to the immune system. In…

Anorexia May Be Caused by Bacterial Infection

Anorexia Nervosa is a notoriously difficult condition both to characterise and treat. It is generally known as an eating disorder but has strong links to anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, attachment disorders, depression and even other eating disorders. There are a surprisingly small number of studies which have investigated how best to treat…

Groundbreaking Treatment Harnesses Immune System to Treat Cancer

A potentially world-changing treatment for cancer has been discovered by scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre. Oncologist Stanley Riddell has announced that his team has developed a therapy targeting the immune system may be able to cure over 90% of leukemia cases. The treatment involves genetically modifying T-Cells – immune cells which hunt down and destroy…