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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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Cow antibodies yield important clues for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccine

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Cows are leaving the pasture and entering the field...of HIV vaccine research.

Heart toxin reveals new insights into HIV-1 integration in T cell genome

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 may have evolved to integrate its genetic material into certain immune-cell-activating genes in humans, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens.

Why are scientists redefining Alzheimer's disease?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The traditional view that protein buildup in the brain causes Alzheimer's disease is being challenged, and new evidence brings hope of novel drug targets.

Natural cannabinoids from omega-3 fatty acids combat inflammation

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists have found the pathways through which the body makes anti-inflammatory molecules from cannabinoids derived naturally from omega-3 fatty acids.

Partnering cells turn off immune attack on pancreatic tumors

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two cell types work together to protect pancreatic tumors from destruction by the immune system. But, blocking this partnership may restore the system's ability to attack these same tumor cells.

Experimental Zika virus vaccines restrict in utero virus transmission in mice

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two experimental vaccines can restrict Zika virus transmission from pregnant mice to their fetuses and can prevent Zika virus-induced placental damage and fetal demise, according to new findings...

Research in the emergency room helps predict organ failure in critically injured patients

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Testing blood samples within the first two hours of injury could help predict which critically injured patients are more likely to develop multiple organ failure, according to an early study led by...

HIV infection boosted by seized cell signaling

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research on the fusion stage of HIV concludes that a component of cell membranes facilitates infection, but also provides pathway to blocking transmission.

Is this the key to stopping cancer from spreading?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study sheds light on new ways to prevent cancer from setting up shop and flourishing in distant tissues. Blocking 20-HETE may clip cancer's wings.

Targeting 'broken' metabolism in immune cells reduces inflammatory disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have uncovered a way to 'program' immune cells to cause less damage to the body, by tapping into a 'broken' chemical pathway in inflammation.

Calcium could be the answer to C. difficile infection

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Calcium is key in allowing Clostridium difficile to germinate, a new study finds, but it might also be the answer to stopping or slowing down its spread.

First impressions count in the fight against anti-vaccination conspiracy theories

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research has found that prevention is better than cure when it comes to fighting anti-vaccination conspiracy theories.

Eye microbiome trains immune cells to fend off pathogens

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Microbe living on the surface of the eye protects cornea from infections.Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing.

Graft-versus-host disease: Types, treatment, and outlook

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Graft-versus-host disease, or GVHD, is a serious condition that can be fatal. In this article, learn about the types of GVHD, and how it is treated.

First vaccine to show protection against gonorrhoea suggests new avenue for vaccine development

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some strains of gonorrhoea are now resistant to all available drugs, making vaccine development an urgent global health priority.

Vegetable pigment may reduce inflammation in heart disease patients

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Higher levels of lutein, a pigment found in plants and eggs, correlates with lower levels of inflammation marker in patients with coronary artery disease.

Immune system cell clones created before birth may last for decades

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Identical twins may exchange T cells through cord blood before birth.Key immune system cells produced before birth may survive well into adulthood, according to new research published in PLOS...

Scientists identify cause, possible treatment for life-threatening gut condition

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Investigators at the National Institutes of Health and international colleagues have discovered a genetic cause and potential treatment strategy for a rare immune disorder called CHAPLE disease.

Immune cells in the brain may cause weight gain

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Fat-rich diets cause microglia - immune cells that live in the brain and spinal cord - to trigger overeating and weight gain in mice, a new study shows.

Study sheds light on immune responses driving obesity-induced liver disease

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New findings from mouse models reveal that the type of immune response that helps maintain healthy metabolism in fatty tissues, called type 2 immunity, also drives obesity-induced nonalcoholic fatty...

New insights into why the immune system fails to see cancer

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study explores relationship between how the immune system sees peripheral tissues and cancers.Cancer hides in plain sight of the immune system.

Human antibody bolsters cancer drug performance

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some patients do not respond to the cancer drug rituximab, but breaking research finds that the addition of a human antibody reduces this resistance.

Multiple births linked to improved stroke recovery

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study of female mice has suggested that while giving birth multiple times may raise stroke risk, it may also improve recovery from stroke.

Dissolvable microneedle patch for flu vaccine found to be safe and preferred in first-in-human trial

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Dissolvable vaccine patch could result in less sharps waste, was found to be stable for one year at 40 degrees Celsius, and was successfully self-applied by participants.

Mechanism shown to reverse disease in arteries

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A certain immune reaction is the key, not to slowing atherosclerosis like cholesterol-lowering drugs do, but instead to reversing a disease that gradually blocks arteries to cause heart attacks and...