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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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New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints.

Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effort

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan.

States can lower risk of measles outbreak by strengthening exemption policies

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

States with weaker non-medical exemption policies for vaccinations can reduce the likelihood of a measles outbreak 140 to 190 percent by strengthening them, a new study from the University of...

Oral allergy syndrome: Foods, symptoms, and treatments

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the causes of allergic reactions that affect the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat, as well as how to manage the condition.

HIV lesions: Pictures and treatments

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People with HIV can be prone to skin lesions. In this article, we take a close look at the causes and treatments available for the most common types.

Vaccine, improved treatment are keys to control of a surging HIV pandemic

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Development and widespread use of a vaccine that's even partially effective against HIV, along with more progress toward diagnosis and treatment, offer the best hopes for turning the corner on a...

First global guidance for HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer.

New role for immune cells in preventing diabetes and hypertension

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative...

Immune cell drives heart failure in mice

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study in mice reveals that eosinophils, a type of disease-fighting white blood cell, appear to be at least partly responsible for the progression of heart muscle inflammation to heart failure...

Human antibody for Zika virus promising for treatment, prevention

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have determined the structure of a human antibody bound to the Zika virus, revealing details about how the antibody interferes with the infection mechanism - findings that could aid in...

Immune cell may turn heart inflammation into heart failure

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New research examines the role of a type of white blood cells called eosinophils on heart inflammation, dilated cardiomyopathy, and heart failure in mice.

Ebola vaccines provide immune responses after 1 year

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Immune responses to Ebola vaccines at one year after vaccination are examined in a new study appearing in JAMA.

MS: Treatments to reverse myelin damage step closer with brain repair study

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Mouse study reveals that regulatory T cells not only help to control immune system but can also stimulate regrowth of myelin, which is destroyed in MS.

Effects of HIV: What happens to the body?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the early effects of HIV and how does HIV affect the immune system? Learn about opportunistic infections and AIDS-defining illnesses.

Early intervention with new treatment enables durable control of HIV-like virus in monkeys

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are more than 25 drugs to control HIV, yet the virus remains one of the world's biggest health problems.

Vaccines do work for pandemic flu, says study

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Vaccines are successful in preventing pandemic flu and reducing the number of patients hospitalised as a result of the illness, a study led by academics at The University of Nottingham has found.

Study highlights possible Achilles' heel in key immune memory cells

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The capacity for memory isn't exclusive to the brain. The immune system, with its sprawling network of diverse cell types, can recall the pathogens it meets, helping it to swiftly neutralize those...

Investigational vaccine protects cattle from respiratory syncytial virus

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A novel vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, protected cattle from respiratory syncytial...

How does the immune system know friend from foe in gut bacteria?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New study shows how immune surveillance cells are trained to prevent attack on friendly gut bacteria even though they are clearly not part of host tissue.

Asthmatics less able to fight off flu

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new Southampton research has shown..

Immunotherapy trial cures Tasmanian devils of DFTD

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international study involving multiple institutions over six years has shown that immunotherapy can cure Tasmanian devils of the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).

Parental concerns reduce uptake of child flu vaccine

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The first study investigating parental attitudes towards the UK's child flu vaccine has found concerns about safety and side effects may negatively influence uptake, and recommends that public...

How stable manure protects against allergies

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Improved hygiene has largely eliminated infectious diseases from everyday life. There is, however, a downside to this progress: the number of allergies is growing steadily.

Tackling Lupus and its renal complications with novel small molecule drug candidate

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, has proved difficult to treat, but a new international study co-led by a Rush University Medical Center researcher suggests that a drug starting through the...

Autoimmune disease: Could modified red blood cells lead to new treatments?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Loading red blood cells with disease-specific antigens could be a way to treat autoimmune diseases like MS and type 1 diabetes, mouse study finds.