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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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Brown Recluse Spider Bite: Symptoms and Treatment

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

What are brown recluse spiders and what do their bites look like? Is it possible to prevent being bitten and what treatments are available? Find out here.

Inflammation triggers unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection.

Is tuberculosis an autoimmune disease?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new review suggests tuberculosis could trigger autoimmunity, after finding tuberculosis bacteria 'trick' the immune system into damaging the lungs.

'Mean girl' meerkats can make twice as much testosterone as males

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Testosterone. It's often lauded as the hormone that makes males bigger, bolder, stronger.

Diabetes risk doubles with more than two soft drinks daily

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

People who consume more than two soft drinks a day - even those with artificial sweeteners - are twice as likely to develop diabetes, a new study shows.

Immune system of African Americans responds more strongly to bacterial infection, and it is partly genetic

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A Canada-US study led by Luis Barreiro, a professor at the University of Montreal's Department of Pediatrics and researcher at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, has demonstrated that...

Nanoparticle vaccinates mice against dengue fever

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Every year, more than 350 million people in over 120 countries contact dengue fever, which can cause symptoms ranging from achy muscles and a skin rash to life-threatening hemorrhagic fever.

Overlooked molecules could revolutionise our understanding of the immune system

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Thousands of new immune system signals have been uncovered with potential implications for immunotherapy, autoimmune diseases and vaccine development.

Cancer hijacks common immune cell weapon to promote spread

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Live imaging study shows cancer cells hijacking toxic DNA weapons that neutrophils use to trap and kill pathogens to promote metastasis.

Tweaking the immune response might be a key to combat neurodegeneration

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Study suggests zebrafish might teach us how to tackle Alzheimer's disease: Patients with Alzheimer's or other neurodegenerative diseases progressively loose neurons yet cannot build new ones.

Depression could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A new meta-analysis finds a new class of drugs used to treat inflammation in autoimmune diseases may also be an effective treatment for depression.

Crohn's disease: Discovery of two subtypes could lead to better treatments

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Two subtypes of Crohn's - colon-like and ileum-like - have been discovered in colon tissue samples, which could translate to new therapeutic strategies.

Dietary intake of arginine can enhance the immune response against cancer

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study led by researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), shows that L-arginine, an amino acid that is consumed...

New approach to treating type 1 diabetes aims to limit damage caused by immune system

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have taken the first step towards developing a new form of treatment for type 1 diabetes which, if successful, could mean an end to the regular insulin...

Multiple sclerosis drug could reverse physical symptoms

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A drug that is used to treat multiple sclerosis - alemtuzumab - has been found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by relapsing-remitting MS.

New immune cell subset associated with progression to type 1 diabetes

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland revealed that a recently described T cell subset may have a central role in the development of type 1 diabetes.

New non-invasive assay may improve surveillance of heart and other solid-organ transplants

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Targeted, next-generation sequencing assay detects rejection by measuring donor-derived cell-free DNA levels in recipient's plasma, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Parents of children with food allergies 'assume' they are also affected

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Parents of children with food allergies may think they also have an allergy to certain foods. The reality is, only 28 percent of parents test positive.

CU researchers identify genes related to vitiligo

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For the past decade, Richard Spritz's lab at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been searching for potential causes of vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that gives rise to patches...

Measles prevention - how to pull the trigger for vaccination campaigns?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Measles is an extremely contagious disease that can cause serious health outcomes in children.

Immunotherapy shows promising results in first and second line treatment of metastatic bladder cancer

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Immunotherapy has shown promising results in first and second line treatment of metastatic bladder cancer in two phase II trials presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.

Head and neck cancer: Immunotherapy drug a 'game-changer' for survival

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A phase III trial of patients with head and neck cancer reveals the immunotherapy drug nivolumab greatly extended survival, compared with chemotherapy.

Reporting of adverse events in targeted therapy and immunotherapy trials is "suboptimal"

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A significant number of trials of targeted therapies and immunotherapies in recent years show suboptimal reporting of adverse events, particularly the reporting of recurrent or late toxicities and...

Cinnamon Allergy: Symptoms and Treatment

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Despite it's popularity, some individuals experience an allergic reaction to cinnamon. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for this allergy.

When is maternal immunisation ethically justified?

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Vaccination during pregnancy can protect women, foetuses and newborn children against infectious diseases - especially in developing countries.