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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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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.

Multiple sclerosis: What role do gut microbes play?

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In multiple sclerosis, the gut microbiome has a peculiar profile. New research looks at the role of gut microbes in the development of this disease.

BCG jab may protect against TB for nearly twice as long as previously thought

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Previously thought to be effective for 10-15 years, a new case-control study found that if given in early teenage years (12-13), the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine protected over 50% of UK...

Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 02:00:00 PDT

A study suggests that a new cell death method - called caspase-independent cell death - could be more effective that current treatments for killing cancer.

What happens to the immune system during pregnancy?

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists used to think that a woman's immune system had to be repressed during pregnancy. But new research shows that the tale is more complex.

Tick saliva may hold potential treatment for reducing HIV-linked heart disease risk

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists may have found a clue to why people living with HIV have double the likelihood of developing heart disease.

Pemphigus foliaceus: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about pemphigus foliaceus. What is pemphigus foliaceus, what causes pemphigus foliaceus and how is it diagnosed?

Alzheimer's disease: Scientists close in on how it starts and how to stop it

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study shows how a series of events involving immune cells, amyloid beta, and tau could be the start of Alzheimer's and names targets for stopping it.

Death risk almost doubles with severe psoriasis, study suggests

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that patients with psoriasis that affects more than 10 percent of their body surface area may have an increased risk of death.

Studies reveal how shingles vaccine should be used in arthritis patients

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that the live varicella-zoster vaccine - which is given to protect against shingles - elicits robust immune responses in patients when administered several weeks prior to the...

The brain's defense cells live longer than expected

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In mice, microglia may persist the entire lifespan of the animal. The cells' lifetime may be linked to their role in immune memory and neurodegenerative diseases.

Study explains why patients with shingles feel pain

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chickenpox is a typical childhood illness. In most cases, it is benign, and the symptoms disappear within ten days.

Scientists unravel role of glutamine synthetase in the spread of cancer

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered an essential mechanism in the spread of cancer. A team led by professor Massimiliano Mazzone (VIB-KU Leuven) and professor Alessandra Castegna (University of Bari) has...

Loss of microbial gut diversity a threat to health?

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Bacteria, viruses, and fungi are integral to human health. Find out why their contribution is so important and how modern life threatens their existence.

Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.