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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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Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity.

Epigenetic drugs show promise as antivirals

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some epigenetic pharmaceuticals have the potential to be used as broad spectrum antivirals, according to a study reported in a recent issue of the journal mBio.

Certain occupations linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Novel stem cell-derived model created of inflammatory neurological disorder

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Brain-in-a-dish approach also showed two existing HIV drugs may be effective in rescuing mutated cells.

Viruses up their game in arms race with immune system

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a classic example of the evolutionary arms race between a host and a pathogen, the myxoma virus - introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950 - has developed a novel and...

Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery has implications for the treatment of asthma, eczema and other diseases.

Two Alaskan studies show benefit of hepatitis vaccination programs

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study shows universal vaccination has wiped out hepatitis B and associated liver cancer in Alaska's young people.

Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013...

Why does the flu trigger MS relapse? Study investigates

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have unearthed new information that may explain why the flu can increase the risk of relapse for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Cell death: Is our health at risk?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Every day, 50 billion cells in our bodies die and are replaced by new cells. Most of the time, there are no side effects - but things can go wrong.

Chickenpox virus fatal in newly discovered immunodeficiency

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A mutation in one of the sensors that the immune system uses to detect viruses can, in rare cases, turn infections with the chickenpox virus into a life-threatening matter.

Scientists develop improved, potentially safer Zika vaccine

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The worldwide Zika threat first emerged in 2015, infecting millions as it swept across the Americas.

Immune cells promote or prevent cytomegalovirus activity in mice depending on location in the body

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:00:00 PDT

New findings could inform development of treatments that manipulate immune cell activityImmune system cells called regulatory T cells appear to promote cytomegalovirus (CMV) latency in the spleen...

Spider peptides battle superbugs and cancer

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

As antibiotic resistance rises and fears over superbugs grow, scientists are looking for new treatment options.

Study identifies essential genes for cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study identifies genes that are necessary in cancer cells for immunotherapy to work, addressing the problem of why some tumors don't respond to immunotherapy or respond initially but then stop...

Immunotherapy found safe for type 1 diabetes in landmark trial

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new trial investigates the safety profile of proinsulin peptide immunotherapy for treating type 1 diabetes, and the results are encouraging.

Single measures of viral load may overestimate HIV suppression status

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A review of data reported to the National HIV Surveillance System through June 2016 suggests that a single measure of viral load may overestimate how many persons with HIV infection have durable...

Could probiotics help to fight multiple sclerosis?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Multiple sclerosis, a debilitating autoimmune disease, is difficult to treat. New research looking at the role of gut bacteria offers new hope.

Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflamed gut

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Immune cells patrol the gut to ensure that harmful microbes hidden in the food we eat don't sneak into the body.

Eczema could be treated with a pregnancy protein

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A protein called HLA-G1, which protects the fetus against maternal immune system attack in pregnancy, may help to treat atopic dermatitis, study finds.

Clues about immune resolution identified in blood

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New profiling procedure identifies immunoresolvents in coagulated human blood.Stopping a wound from bleeding is essential for human health.

New discovery may 'impact treatment of autoimmune diseases'

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers found a way of manipulating T cell differentiation to promote immune system balance, which might help to improve autoimmune disease treatments.

Agranulocytosis: Types, causes, and symptoms

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Agranulocytosis is a condition characterized by a lack of a type of essential white blood cell. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for this condition.

Testing for immune 'hotspots' can predict risk that breast cancer will return

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have developed a new test that can pick out women at high risk of relapsing from breast cancer within 10 years of diagnosis.

CVD risk may rise sixfold in the year after pneumonia, sepsis

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Hospital admission for pneumonia or sepsis could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by more than sixfold in the first year, study finds.