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immune response

[i′myün ri‚späns]
(immunology)
The physiological responses stemming from activation of the immune system by antigens, consisting of a primary response in which the antigen is recognized as foreign and eliminated, and a secondary response to subsequent contact with the same antigen.
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Richard Williams, CEO of Norwood Immunology, commented: "Given the potential role of virosomes in prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines, and their ability to achieve enhanced immune responses, we believe that the potential applications for this technology are significant.
18-19) In addition to sustained viral suppression, robust and broad HIV-specific immune responses that were positively associated with durable viral suppression have been detected in a small number of patients following an STI.
A possible advantage of HIV harm reduction is that HIV develops resistance to all known antiretrovirals--and to the body's immune responses as well.
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In mice with the MS-like disease, experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), we have known the details of the disease-specific immune response for some time and a variety of drugs including monoclonal antibodies and synthetic peptides, which block those responses in a highly specific fashion, have been extremely successful in treating this animal disease.
On this basis, therefore, it is clear that the effective development of allergic sensitization to food proteins will require the stimulation of a preferential type 2 immune response and the elaboration of specific IgE antibody.
Dennis Carlo of the Immune Response Corporation of San Diego, was tested in Spain for four years on people with HIV.
The Th2 cell produces more IL-4, expanding Th2-cells, which support the associated immune response.
The study subjects not only benefited from their optimism with a better immune response, but they were also in a consistently better mood than their negative counterparts.
Such criticism is not new for The Immune Response Corp.
AGS-005 is a personalized dendritic cell-based immunotherapy, with optimized immune response characteristics, that is designed to stimulate the patient's immune system to target and destroy the patient's cancer cells.
Long-term non-progressors have a strong cellular anti-HIV immune response.