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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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Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

In mice susceptible to lupus, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA was found to prevent the lung-damaging effects that may arise with exposure to crystalline silica.



Where you live shapes your immune system more than your genes

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Like fingerprints, immune systems vary from person to person. And although we all inherit a unique set of genes that help us respond to infections, recent studies have found that our history and...



HPV: How physicians recommend vaccine influences parents' choices

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Whether or not a parent chooses to vaccinate their child against HPV may depend on the language their child's physician uses to recommend the vaccine.



Broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies pave the way for vaccine

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A small number of people infected with HIV produce antibodies with an amazing effect: Not only are the antibodies directed against the own virus strain, but also against different sub-types of HIV...



HIV vaccine steps closer with new insights into broadly neutralizing antibodies

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists discover three factors common to HIV-infected people with broadly neutralizing antibodies that may be useful for vaccine development.



Standard pertussis vaccine effective for a few years but immunity wanes substantially over time

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The current vaccine for pertussis, or whooping cough, is highly effective at protecting people from the disease during the first three years after vaccination, but immunity wanes significantly over...



Alopecia: Hair growth restored with new drug

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Clinical trials conducted by Columbia University Medical Center find that JAK inhibitors may trigger hair regrowth in people with alopecia areata.



Newly discovered immune cell type protects against lung infections during chemotherapy

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have identified a new form of an immune cell that protected mice from life-threatening lung infections under conditions that mimic cancer...



Inflammation turns mitochondria into toxic factories

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers discover how macrophages stop mitochondria from producing energy and coerce them into producing harmful products during inflammation.



Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy, study finds

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.



Precision medicine trial first of its kind to show benefit to patients

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A clinical trial* for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine - or tailoring treatment for individual people - can slow down the time it takes for a tumour...



Study suggests antibodies may offer protection against tuberculosis

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Antibodies are one of the body's first lines of defense against infection, but their role in tuberculosis (TB) has gone largely unstudied.



Multiple sclerosis: Progression-reduction drug in the pipeline

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Research has found that experimental drug, laquinimod, could potentially reduce the progression and may even prevent the development of multiple sclerosis.



The mucosa forms special immunological memory - a breakthrough for vaccine research

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

If a vaccine is to protect the intestines and other mucous membranes in the body, it also needs to be given through the mucosa, for example as a nasal spray or a liquid that is drunk.



Study compares treatments options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis following inadequate response to anti-TNF drug

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis previously treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) drugs but with insufficient response, a non-TNF biologic agent was more effective in achieving a...



Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods.



HIV: New, powerful technique finds dormant virus hiding in rare cells

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a highly accurate way to find and reactivate dormant HIV hiding in rare cells in patients on antiretroviral therapy.



Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article.



Targeting dormant HIV

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Discovery of a novel, advanced technique to identify the rare cells where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hides in patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART).



Swine flu vaccine not likely to increase risk for overall birth defects

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers could not completely rule out an increased risk for specific defects.



Immune-matched stem cells prevent rejection of retinal transplants in animals

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Stem cell-based transplantation approaches hold great potential for treating a wide range of eye diseases, but progress has been limited by concerns about cost, safety, and effectiveness.



Gut pathogens thrive on body's tissue-repair mechanism

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Why do some foodborne bacteria make us sick? A paper published in the journal Science has found that pathogens in the intestinal tract cause harm because they benefit from immune system responses...



Cold plasma will heal non-healing wounds

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Russian scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JIHT RAS), and Gamaleya Research Centre of...



A protein in mosquito spit can keep Dengue virus in check

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mosquito saliva influences transmission of viruses to a bitten mammalian host. For example, it contains factors that dampen the host immune response and so facilitate infection.



Belgian scientists discover missing link in septic shock

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at VIB and Ghent University have discovered an important mechanism of sepsis, an overreaction of the body's immune system to an infection.