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Diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. Vaccines help develop immunity by imitating an infection. T

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'Healthier alternative' status of e-cigarettes challenged in new study

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT

E-cigarettes trigger distinct and similar immune responses to those of cigarettes and are potentially just as harmful to the lungs, suggests a new study.

'Synthetic gene circuit' may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A synthetic gene circuit that elicits tumor-specific immune responses may overcome some of the problems with current cancer immunotherapies, study finds.

Could a protein from intestinal worms lead to a cure for asthma?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that HpARI, a protein made by intestinal worms, could lead to treatments that reduce and prevent asthma and other allergic responses.

Cancer recurrence may be stopped with immunotherapy

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows how the body's immune system is 'tricked' into not attacking cancer cells, causing relapse. Immunotherapy proves effective in mice.

Rheumatoid arthritis could be treated with a novel hydrogel

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a hydrogel that has the potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis by absorbing the excess fluid that builds up in joints.

How do your allergies develop?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Find out how harmless substances can cause the characteristic symptoms of hay fever, eczema, asthma, food allergy, and anaphylaxis.

Could the discovery of new immune cells help to treat obesity?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a new group of immune cells that contribute to obesity by reducing norepinephrine levels in fat, which prevents fat reduction.

The human brain contains 'waste pipes,' study reveals

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A landmark study from the NIH now confirms that the human brain has its own lymphatic vessels that 'drain out' excess fluid leaked by blood vessels.

Sclerodactyly: What it is, causes, and treatment

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about sclerodactyly, a condition that can cause the hands to take on a claw shape. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Vitamin D supplements may reduce asthma severity

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A review of randomized controlled studies suggests that vitamin D supplementation, when combined with standard medication, may reduce asthma severity.

Lupus: Probiotics could help to reduce kidney inflammation

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that women with lupus nephritis - that is, lupus-induced kidney inflammation - may benefit from adding Lactobacillus to their diets.

Good moods may boost flu shot efficacy for seniors

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Flu vaccines are often less efficient in seniors, but a new study suggests that positive moods may improve the immune system response in people 65 or over.

How to reduce brain inflammation with a keto diet

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Scientists uncover the mechanism by which a keto diet reduces inflammation. The findings reinforce the benefits of the diet and point to a new drug target.

Caffeic acid: Uses, side effects, and foods

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Recent research suggests that caffeic acid might slow cancer development. In this article we look at what caffeic acid is, its key sources and its uses.

Teenage concussion linked to later risk of MS

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Concussion during adolescence may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in later life, possibly by prompting an abnormal immune response.

Multiple sclerosis: Novel gene immunotherapy could prevent, reverse disease

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using a new gene immunotherapy technique, researchers have reversed clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis in mice, including paralysis.

Too much manganese may lead to fatal heart infection

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds that excessive intake of manganese, an essential nutrient in leafy vegetables, may lead to a Staphylococcus aureus heart infection.

Lupus risk almost three times higher after trauma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Post-traumatic stress disorder or any traumatic experience could increase the risk of lupus by almost threefold, according to new research.

Discoid lupus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about discoid lupus. What are the symptoms of discoid lupus, how is it diagnosed, can it be prevented, and how might it be managed?

Boosting cancer-killing cells through oxygen starvation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers show that growing cytotoxic T cells under low oxygen conditions enhances their anti-cancer activity in mice and may have clinical potential.

Immune markers may predict multiple sclerosis severity

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two related cytokines may signal which individuals will progress to the severe form of MS more rapidly. The finding could aid drug research.

Drug may reduce desire for alcohol, especially in the evening

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research in mice shows that blocking a receptor in the brain's immune system substantially reduces the desire to consume alcohol, especially at night.

Immunotherapy for lung cancer: What you need to know

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What is immunotherapy for lung cancer and how does it work? Learn about the benefits, risks, and side effects. What is the future for immunotherapy?

Scientists find potential mechanism for deadly, sepsis-induced secondary infection

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:00:00 PDT

In mice, an infection-induced condition known as sepsis may increase the risk of life-threatening secondary infection by preventing recruitment of infection-fighting cells to the skin, according to...

Study reveals new clues to how a successful HIV vaccine could work

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made a discovery that could speed efforts to develop a successful HIV vaccine.