immune system

CTV NEWS | Loneliness can directly impair immune system, increase risk of death: study

Published: 17Jun2020

The findings, published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences earlier in June, show how social isolation can negatively affect the health of the brain as well as the immune system.“Social...

Rewriting our understanding of gastric tumours

Published: 26Jul2018

The immune system can be an important ally in the fight against cancer. A study from McGill scientists published today in Science suggests that the reverse may also be true – that abnormal...

How viruses disarm the immune system

Published: 5Feb2018

How do viruses that cause chronic infections, such as HIV or hepatitis C virus, manage to outsmart their hosts’ immune systems?...

Chronic pain changes our immune systems

Published: 28Jan2016

By Cynthia LeeNewsroom Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill University researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports.  

No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus

Published: 5Nov2015

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a...

HIV uses the immune system’s own tools to suppress it

Published: 15Jul2015

A Canadian research team at the IRCM in Montréal, led by molecular virologist Éric A. Cohen, PhD, made a significant discovery on how HIV escapes the body’s antiviral responses. The team uncovered...

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