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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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Designer viruses stimulate the immune system to fight cancer

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer.

Sorting out HIV

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers at EMBL, ESPCI Paris, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative have developed a new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses, which could lead to more rapid development of a vaccine...

Defective immune cells may play role in hair loss

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers discover that regulatory T cells have a role beyond the immune system: they help hair follicles to regenerate by triggering their stem cells.

Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely...

Antibody for fighting cancer emerges

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Antibody originally developed for studying multiple sclerosis decreases tumor growth in preclinical models.

Certain immune reaction to viruses may cause learning problems

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the body's immune reaction to viruses like influenza and HIV may cause learning and memory problems.

Organ signal find raises hopes of immune disorder treatments

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery of key signals that help tissues repair after injury could pave the way for new treatments for asthma and organ scarring, a study suggests.

Tumor-dwelling immune cells thwart cancer immunotherapy

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have caught tumor-associated immune cells called macrophages in the act of stealing checkpoint inhibitor antibodies away from their intended T cell targets, and blocking this thievery led...

Novel compound blocks replication of Zika and other viruses by using a cell's innate defense system

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The cells of vertebrates have evolved pathways that act like an internal defense, inhibiting viral infections by preventing replication of the pathogens.

Mesenteric adenitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about mesenteric adenitis, which is also known as mesenteric lymphadenitis. How is it diagnosed and what treatments are available?

Mayo Clinic researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease.

New type of cell that clears waste from the brain discovered

Tue, 02 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study of zebrafish shows that the brain is surrounded by a previously unknown type of lymphatic cell that clears away waste leaked from the bloodstream.

Study: Replacing existing vaccines with heat-stable versions saves money, protects more mothers and children from deadly diseases

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Replacing the standard vaccines currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) - most of which require refrigeration - with heat-stable versions would save money and increase...

Psoriasis on the face: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that effects the skin, causing itchy and painful patches to form. Learn more about how it can affect the face.

Can I get a tattoo if I have psoriasis?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Tattoos are common in the United States, but they can pose significant health risks to someone with psoriasis. Find out more in this article.

Annual flu jab may pose greater risk for lung cancer patients under immunotherapy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lung cancer patients treated with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors may be at increased risk of adverse events after receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination, according to the first study...

Recommendation against inhaled flu vaccine is good - for now - Pitt and CMU analysis finds

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Recent federal recommendations against offering the inhaled nasal influenza vaccine due to lack of effectiveness could lead to more flu illness in the U.S.

Inflammatory pathways link to obsessive behaviors in a common form of dementia

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes identified that mutations in a protein commonly linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) result in obsessive-like behaviors.

Tiny 'cages' could keep vaccines safe at high temperatures

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Vaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages', a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to remote or dangerous...

Nanovaccine shows potential as immunotherapy for cancer

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Nanoparticles that carry antigens can promote immune response that slows tumor growth and extends survival in several mouse models of cancer, study shows.

Giardiasis may be a disease of the ecology of the GI tract

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Colonization by the human and animal parasite, Giardia, changed the species composition of the mouse microbiome in a way that might be harmful.

Scientists rewrite the definition of vitamin A deficiency and its effects on the immune system

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a set of experiments in mice, scientists at NYU Langone have rewritten the definition of vitamin A deficiency and upended long-held explanations for how too little of the vitamin works its...

Altered immune cells may both contribute to preeclampsia and offer new hope for treatment

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Though the exact cascade of events leading to preeclampsia is unknown, reduced blood flow to the placenta (placental ischemia) is commonly thought to be a factor that contributes to the development...

Immune discovery points to therapies to improve stroke recovery

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain, research has found.

Five possible health benefits of pineapple juice

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pineapples are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. In this article, we examine some of the health benefits that can come with drinking pineapple juice.