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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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Study links immune responses to intestinal microbes with rheumatoid arthritis

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), self-reactive T cell responses cause inflammation and progressive damage to synovial joints.

Sarcoidosis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sarcoidosis is a chronic inflammatory condition which causes persistent granulomas. It can affect any organ, but most often affects the lungs.

New insights into the toxin behind tetanus

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tetanus toxin is the neurotoxin that causes lockjaw. Many are vaccinated, but tetanus still kills tens of thousands of people per year worldwide.

What is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is approved for use in treating some types of cancer and is an experimental treatment for autoimmune diseases.

Dermatomyositis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Dermatomyositis is a condition characterized by rashes and muscle weakness. In this article, learn about which treatments can manage the condition.

Earliest molecular events leading to organ rejection identified in mice

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Toronto have uncovered the first molecular steps that lead to immune system activation and eventual rejection of a...

Type 1 diabetes: Almost half of patients produce insulin

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research finds that type 1 diabetes does not necessarily mean a total loss of insulin; nearly half of patients still produce some of the hormone.

Skin rash: 34 pictures, causes, and treatments

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Rashes are one of the most common medical symptoms. We examine 34 potential causes of rashes, including images and links to more detailed information.

OCD linked to inflammation in the brain

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study links OCD to excessive inflammation in certain areas of the brain. Could OCD be treated using existing anti-inflammatory drugs?

Autoimmunity may have role in Parkinson's disease

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Scientists discover that fragments of the alpha-synuclein protein that clogs up dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease trigger an autoimmune response.

Exhausted immune cells linked to irritable bowel syndrome

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Adelaide researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients.

Immunotherapy for prostate cancer: What you need to know

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Immunotherapy is an emerging treatment for cancer that aims to boost the immune system cells' ability to fight off cancer. Learn more in this article.

Pemphigoid: Symptoms, types, and treatment

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pemphigoid is rare autoimmune condition that can affect people of any age. What are the symptoms and what are the different types of pemphigoid?

From helpful to harmful: Bacterial superantigens turn our immune cells to the dark side

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

A subpopulation of immune cells that normally fend off pathogens can turn against the host during certain infections, a new study publishing on June 20 in the open access journal PLOS Biology reveals.

Could a cholesterol-lowering vaccine replace statins?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal the development of a vaccine that successfully reduced 'bad' cholesterol and atherosclerosis in mice. It is now being tested in humans.

Targeting immune cells that help tumors stay hidden could improve immunotherapy

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC have discovered a clue that could unlock the potential of immunotherapy drugs to successfully treat more cancers.

Discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancer

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from immunotherapy treatment, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study...

Ebola vaccine developed in Canada shows promising results

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants...

A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus - an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus - experience neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Atypical pneumonia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the bacteria most commonly responsible for atypical pneumonia, as well as how it spreads and how to prevent infection.

Previously unpublished trial data explain effects and side effects of key MS drug

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Alemtuzumab is a highly effective drug for multiple sclerosis, approved in more than 60 countries and used by more than 12,000 patients worldwide.

"Immunoswitch" particles may be key to more-effective cancer immunotherapy

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have created a nanoparticle that carries two different antibodies capable of simultaneously switching off cancer cells' defensive properties while switching on a robust...

Investigational vaccine protected monkeys from HIV-like virus

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The vaccine adds three more targets to a human vaccine candidate that showed promise.

Anti-heroin vaccine found effective in non-human primates

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

This is the first vaccine against an opioid to pass this stage of preclinical testing.

Children of separated parents not on speaking terms more likely to develop colds as adults

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Previous research has indicated that adults whose parents separated during childhood have an increased risk for poorer health. However, exactly what contributes to this has been less clear, until now.