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Vaccine against RSV could be in sight, researchers say

October 10, 2019

A vaccine for the common and sometimes deadly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been elusive, but scientists say…
Immunologists identify T cell homing beacons for lungs

September 30, 2019

Scientists have identified a pair of molecules critical for T cells, part of the immune system, to travel…
New NIH program provides comprehensive treatment for inherited blood and immune diseases

September 27, 2019

People with inherited diseases of the blood and immune system can now receive treatment at the National Institutes…
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NIH awards contracts to advance tuberculosis immunology research

September 27, 2019

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded…
New Vaccine Prevents Herpes in Mice, Guinea Pigs

September 25, 2019

A novel vaccine developed at Penn Medicine protected almost all animal subjects exposed to the virus. Researchers from…
In human cells and mice, a cure for the common cold

September 17, 2019

Temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells might be able to protect us from the common cold and…
Electric hookahs, like those pictured above, may reduce some toxicants but increase others. Vaping and using e-cigarettes have become very popular in recent years, but users should be aware of known risks and potential dangers. Electronic nicotine delivery systems use noncombustible tobacco products and typically contain nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. (U.S. DoD file photo, Public Domain)
First maker for mysterious vaping illness identified

September 9, 2019

Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. Within the lungs of…
The meat allergy: UVA IDs biological changes triggered by tick bites

August 22, 2019

A University of Virginia School of Medicine scientist has, for the first time, identified key immunological changes in people…
The Michelson Prizes

August 5, 2019

The Michelson Prizes are annual awards of $150,000 that support young investigators under the age of 35 who…
Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby’s immune system

July 24, 2019

Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off…
Investigation into fungal infection reveals genetic vulnerability in Hmong

July 16, 2019

Ten years ago, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, 55 people were sickened by an uncommon fungal infection called blastomycosis.…
Boosting the cancer-destroying ability of killer T-cells

July 2, 2019

The team of researchers discovered that increasing the amount of the molecule L-selectin on T-cells can vastly improve…
$21.9 Million Gene Modulation Research Effort Targets Influenza Pandemics

July 1, 2019

A multifaceted research effort aimed at temporarily modulating gene expression using RNA-based techniques could help protect against pandemic…
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Mice with a human immune system help research into cancer and infections

June 26, 2019

Researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital have succeeded in using mice with a transplanted human immune…
Signature of an ineffective immune response to cancer revealed

June 21, 2019

Our immune system is programmed to destroy cancer cells. Sometimes it has trouble slowing disease progression because it…
Special fibroblasts help pancreatic cancer cells evade immune detection

June 19, 2019

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Mostly chemoresistant, PDAC so…
Simplifying Care in Allergy and Immunology

June 13, 2019

A study by Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has found that electronic consultations (e-consults) in…
Princeton scientists bioengineer a cellular speedometer

May 15, 2019

Many kinds of cells can sense flow, just as our skin cells can feel the difference between a…
Scientists pinpoint potential new target for regulating inflammation

May 14, 2019

Scientists from Trinity have discovered a potential new target for regulating inflammation, which drives a range of diseases…
Major shift: A 3D “mini-gut” advances understanding of celiac disease

May 13, 2019

In pursuit of a novel tool for the research and treatment of celiac disease, Harvard Medical School scientists…
We’re Only as Good as Our Microbiomes Are Happy

May 2, 2019

Our guts are home to a cast of billions: bacteria, viruses, and fungi all congregate and collectively make…
Next frontier in study of gut bacteria: mining microbial molecules

April 23, 2019

The human gut harbors trillions of invisible microbial inhabitants, referred to as the microbiota, that collectively produce thousands…
Turning patients’ own cells into cancer fighters

April 12, 2019

The next cancer therapy could be a patient’s own cells. Tactiva Therapeutics, a Buffalo-based immuno-oncology startup, is developing…
Scientists review influenza vaccine research progress and opportunities

April 10, 2019

In a new series of articles, experts in immunology, virology, epidemiology, and vaccine development detail efforts to improve…
Pollen is getting worse, but you can make things better with these tips from an allergist

April 8, 2019

Blooming spring flowers signal the beginning of spring, but for millions of people, they also signal the onset…
Breakthrough Study of Cell Signaling Holds Promise for Immune Research and Beyond

April 2, 2019

A team of physical chemists led by Berkeley Lab has unraveled the inner workings of a process that…
Study Points to Virus-Related Acceleration in Some Cancers

March 18, 2019

While the human T- cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is known to cause a rare cancer of…
Typhoid vaccine may protect against other infections

March 1, 2019

New research by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine shows that vaccination with weakened…
Scientists Discover, Deplete New Immune Cell and Halt Runaway Lung Scarring in Mice

January 16, 2019

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal condition that leaves lung tissue permanently scarred and leads to the…
Suboptimal, inconsistent treatment for anaphylaxis due to unknown cause

December 28, 2018

A new Canadian study, led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre…
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