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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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Cytotoxic immune cell in sick and healthy skin a key to understanding vitiligo

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

With the aid of thousands of skin biopsies and over a hundred kilograms of skin, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have observed how two subgroups of immune cell behave in healthy skin.

HIV: Early signs and symptoms

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Do the signs of HIV differ for men and women and what happens after the early stage? How is HIV transmitted and when are people contagious?

New malaria vaccine effective in clinical trial

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

University of Tübingen researchers in collaboration with the biotech company Sanaria Inc.

How cancers trick the immune system into helping rather than harming them

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how certain cancers hijack the immune system for their benefit, tricking it into helping rather than harming them.

A boy or a girl? Baby's sex may influence mother's immunity

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows an association between the sex of the fetus and different immune responses in pregnant women. Pregnancy with girls may affect immunity.

Identifying vaccination capacity for future foot-and-mouth outbreaks could reduce culling numbers and costs to industry

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new reactive vaccination strategy for future foot-and-mouth disease epidemics shows that significant cost savings can be achieved by accurately identifying our capacity to vaccinate - according...

Unsaturated fatty acid may reverse aging effect of obesity

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Obesity, or a high fat diet, can lead to changes in the immune system similar to those observed with aging. That's what research published in Experimental Physiology suggests.

Molecular mechanism behind why allergies are more common in developed countries discovered

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that could explain why allergies are less common in developing countries.

How long are you contagious with a cold or flu for?

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The flu and common cold are both common illnesses but for how long is there a risk of spreading them to others? How can people stop them from spreading?

People can 'suppress' hay fever with three years of pollen pills or injections

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients blighted by hay fever could markedly reduce symptoms for several years after a three-year course of treatment, but not after two years of treatment, researchers have found.

Immune cell study prompts rethink on how to tackle infections

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Fresh insights into how immune cells are regulated could signal a new approach to tackling infections.

Staph infections reduce effectiveness of intradermal flu vaccine in atopic dermatitis patients

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The dry, cracked and itchy skin of atopic dermatitis patients is often colonized with Staphylococcus bacteria.

Penn vet study shows how solid tumors resist immunotherapy

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Immunotherapies have revolutionized cancer treatment, offering hope to those whose malignancies have stubbornly survived other existing treatments.

Scientists isolate new antibodies to fight human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from VIB, UGent, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and several collaborators developed a new antiviral strategy to fight human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading...

Stressed out interferons reveal potential key to alternative lupus treatment

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Only one new drug has become available over the past 50 years for the estimated 1.

Newfound effect of cancer drug may expand its use

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A drug first designed to prevent cancer cells from multiplying has a second effect: it switches immune cells that turn down the body's attack on tumors back into the kind that amplify it.

Obesity may raise heart risk by triggering harmful immune response

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research suggests that obesity caused by a high-fat diet increases immune system T cells, resulting in inflammation that raises cardiovascular risk.

Research uncovers bacteria linking Crohn's disease to arthritis

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients with Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also experience joint pain.

Malaria vaccine target's invasion partner uncovered

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has discovered how a promising malarial vaccine target - the protein RH5 - helps parasites to invade human red blood cells.

Cushing's syndrome: Could analyzing hair confirm diagnosis?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health find that cortisol levels detected in hair might be able to confirm a diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.

Whole grains may lead to a healthier gut, better immune responses

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that a diet rich in whole grains may raise levels of healthy gut bacteria and boost immune responses, compared with refined grains.

Breast cancer: Changes in immune cell composition linked to future risk

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Changes in immune cell composition in breast tissue links to future risk of developing breast cancer, suggesting a role in disease progression, says study.

How to Break a Fever: Treatment Tips for Various Ages

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What causes a fever, when does a fever need treatment, and what are the different ways to break a fever? Learn when a doctor should be called.

Unearthing immune responses to common drugs

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Australian researchers are a step closer to understanding immune sensitivities to well-known, and commonly prescribed, medications.

Immune receptor that's typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor to bladder dysfunction in diabetes

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bladder dysfunction is a reality for about half of patients with diabetes and now scientists have evidence that an immune system receptor that's more typically activated by bacteria is a major...