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Immune System / Vaccines News From Medical News Today

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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Metabolic sensor causes granulomas to form

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Granulomas are tissue nodules of immune cells that occur in diseases such as tuberculosis and sarcoidosis and can damage many organs.

New insights in genetic defect allow prevention of fatal illnesses in children

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A team of scientists led by prof. Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) and prof. Isabelle Meyts (UZ Leuven - KU Leuven) were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation...

New research study creates new opportunities for treating brain diseases

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Immunotherapy has proven to be effective against many serious diseases. But to treat diseases in the brain, the antibodies must first get past the obstacle of the blood-brain barrier.

Cleverly designed tuberculosis vaccine shows promise in mice

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A clever new tuberculosis vaccine has shown promise in trials in mice. If it succeeds, it will be the first new TB vaccine in a century.

Just 20 minutes of exercise enough to reduce inflammation, study finds

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that a short session of moderate physical activity can reduce inflammation by activating a response at the cellular level.

Genetically engineered mosquitos resist dengue fever virus

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

After decades of research and countless control attempts, dengue fever - a mosquito-borne viral disease - continues to infect an estimated 390 million people around the world each year.

Malaria elimination: Vaccines should be tested on larger groups of volunteers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

To find an effective vaccine against malaria it is crucial to test candidate vaccines on larger groups of people than previously thought - according to a new study published in PLOS Computational...

Strep spreads by harnessing immune defenses of those infected

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The bacteria that cause most cases of pneumonia worldwide secrete a toxin that helps them jump from one body to the next - with help from the hosts' immune defenses.

High White Blood Cell Count: What are the Causes?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn about the different types of white blood cells, their responsibilities, what a high level can indicate, and other imbalances of white blood cells.

New treatment for a rare form of encephalitis

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system.

Autoimmunity and infections: When the body fights itself

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Basel-based doctors are on the trail of a possible connection between autoimmune diseases and infections: errors can occur when immune cells absorb certain proteins from pathogen cells.

Cancers evade immunotherapy by 'discarding the evidence' of tumor-specific mutations

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Discovery could explain widespread acquired resistance among patients treated with immune checkpoint blockade drugs.

Hitherto unknown risk factor for arteriosclerosis identified

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Following a blood infection, the first class of antibodies produced by the immune system are IgM antibodies.

Bee sting vaccine opens door to new allergy remedies

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A bee vaccine developed in Australia is opening doors to new remedies for a range of other insect, plant and pollen allergies.

Malaria: Next-generation vaccine shows efficacy, safety in humans

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A novel vaccine that uses a weakened form of a malaria parasite has produced an effective immune response in humans, without any adverse side effects.

Vaccine shows promising results for early-stage breast cancer patients

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Deregulation and inhibition of the immune system contributes to cancer development.

Oddly shaped immune cells cause fibrosis

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan, report a new group of monocytes they call SatM.

Infant's prolonged infection reveals mutation that helps bacteria tolerate antibiotics

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The quest to understand a prolonged infection in an infant being treated for leukemia has led to the St.

Direct-to-brain chemo better than systemic drugs when immunotherapy is to follow

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In experiments on mice with a form of aggressive brain cancer, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that localized chemotherapy delivered directly to the brain rather than given systemically may be...

Interleukin-1α causes people to choke on air

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution.

Pustular Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn more about pustular psoriasis, a condition where blisters appear on the top of reddened skin. This article looks at symptoms and treatment.

Zika virus infection determined by reproductive cycle in mice

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Female mice may be more susceptible to vaginal Zika virus infection during a specific stage of their reproductive cycle, researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology report in...

Sharp fall in GP visits for acute gastroenteritis after rotavirus vaccination introduction

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with Public Health England, found that the fall in visits was biggest among young children (the age group that receives the...

Sex evolved to help future generations fight infection, scientists show

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Why does sex exist when organisms that clone themselves use less time and energy, and do not need a mate to produce offspring?

Guttate Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Psoriasis is a common skin condition, but what is guttate psoriasis? Learn about the triggers of guttate psoriasis, its diagnosis, and similar conditions.