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Immune System / Vaccines News From Medical News Today

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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How Can Vitamin D Help With Psoriasis?

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is vitamin D and how is it linked to UVB? Learn how to get more vitamin D and how other vitamins and supplements may help with psoriasis.

Psychosis: Link to brain inflammation antibodies raises new treatment hope

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study reveals that encephalitis-causing antibodies - such as against NMDAR - are present in some people with a first episode of psychosis.

Personalized cancer vaccine is associated with promising outcomes for patients with AML

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Immunotherapy with personalized vaccine appears to prevent relapse with few side effects in 17-patient trial.

How the tuberculosis vaccine may protect against other diseases

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The tuberculosis vaccine is well known to help protect against other infectious diseases, as well as cancer, but the exact mechanisms have not been clear.

Nail Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is psoriasis and what is nail psoriasis? When should a doctor be consulted and what prescription and homeopathic treatments are available?

10 Home Remedies for Treating Psoriasis

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Psoriasis may be treated by a number of home remedies, but what are they and how can they help? What medical therapy can help psoriasis?

Erythrodermic Psoriasis: Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition, but what is erythrodermic psoriasis and what causes it? How can it be treated and prevented?

Combination immune therapy shows promise against Hodgkin lymphoma

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The combination of two new drugs that harness the body's immune system is safe and effective, destroying most cancer cells in 64 percent of patients with recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma, according to...

Nivolumab with chemotherapy improves response, survival in AML study patients

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The immunotherapy drug nivolumab in combination with standard chemotherapy more than doubled response rates and improved overall survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to...

New mechanism to control human viral infections discovered

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes...

Immune system cells cause severe malaria complication in mouse brain

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Movies of immune cells in mice reveal potential mechanism behind fatal malaria-caused brain swelling.

Multiple sclerosis: Newly discovered signal mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

T cells are an important part of the immune system. However, they are not only capable of destroying pathogens. They can also become harmful themselves.

What Does a Psoriasis Rash Look Like?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Psoriasis causes an itchy, scaly red rash that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Find out what different kinds of psoriasis rash look like.

Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and Cancer Research Institute launch collaboration on cancer neoantigens

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) announce a major collaboration focused on neoantigens.

Dengue vaccine is estimated to reduce the disease burden in settings where dengue infections are common

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

The first available dengue vaccine, CYD-TDV (Dengvaxia), is estimated to reduce the burden of dengue and be potentially cost effective in settings where infections with dengue are common, according...

Scientists make breakthrough in developing MERS vaccines

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

New York Blood Center has announced groundbreaking findings toward the development of vaccines for the prevention of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.

Successfully treating genetically determined autoimmune enteritis

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Using targeted immunotherapy, doctors have succeeded in curing a type of autoimmune enteritis caused by a recently discovered genetic mutation.

Maternal flu not linked to autism in offspring, study finds

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Some studies have indicated that influenza during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in children, but a new study shows this may not be the case.

Stroke: New drug limits brain damage and promotes repair

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Research using rats shows a drug already approved for other conditions reduces the number of brain cells killed by stroke and promotes birth of new ones.

Self-deliverable GapmeR gene silencers designed to hit molecular targets in human cells

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Navin Kumar Verma at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (LKCMedicine) has developed a new method of gene...

Fatal opioid overdose could be prevented with new vaccine

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have created a vaccine that they say can stop opioid painkillers from reaching the brain, reducing the risk of death from opioid overdose.

Social rank may impact immune system and inflammatory response

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Lower socioeconomic groups tend to live shorter lives. New research shows that this might be partly due to social rank-based changes in the immune system.

Harnessing the power of predatory bacteria as a 'living antibiotic'

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A naturally occurring predatory bacterium is able to work with the immune system to clear multi-drug resistant Shigella infections in zebrafish, according to a study published in Current Biology.

Experts call for fair vaccine pricing, not 'random acts of charity'

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Drug companies should stop using donations to atone those who cannot afford expensive vaccines and instead lower prices, argue experts in The BMJ.

Surgery may raise risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New study examines the link between having surgery and developing Guillain-Barré syndrome. Other autoimmune disorders and cancer may increase the risk.