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Immune Response


  • Adjuvants Improve Immune Response to H7N9 Flu Vaccine
    In a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two doses of an inactivated H7N9 influenza vaccine, with AS03-adjuvanted ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Find Molecular Switch That Creates Long-Term Immunity
    Melbourne researchers have identified a protein responsible for preserving the antibody-producing cells that lead to long-term immunity after infection or vaccination. ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Vitamin A Supplementation May Cause the Immune System to Forget Past Infections
    Although vitamin A supplementation can have profound health benefits when someone is deficient, new evidence is emerging to show that vitamin A supplementation above and beyond normal levels may have negative health consequences. A new research report published in the July ...More
    June 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • Disabling Infection-Fighting Immune Response Speeds Up Wound Healing
    One of the body's tools for fighting off infection in a wound may actually slow down the healing process, according to new research by a team of Harvard University, Boston Children's Hospital, and Penn State University scientists. In a study published online in Nature ...More
    June 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • Immune System Needs Battle-Ready T Cells
    Just as militaries need to have trained, experienced soldiers ready for future wars, making sure that the immune system has enough battle-ready T cells on hand is important for fast-acting, more effective vaccines, according to Penn State researchers. In a study of immune ...More
    June 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vitamin D Can Improve Immune Response to HIV-1
    Vitamin D plays an important part in the human immune response and deficiency can leave individuals less able to fight infections like HIV-1. Now an international team of researchers has found that high-dose vitamin D supplementation can reverse the deficiency and also ...More
    June 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Mechanism That Attacks Viral Infections is Discovered
    An innovative mechanism that the innate immune system uses to control viral infections has been uncovered by researchers at the University Medical Centers in Mainz and Freiburg. Central to this is the discovery that two different but related elements of the immune system ...More
    June 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • How a Gut Feeling for Infection Programs Our Immune Response
    An unexpected finding by an international team of scientists based at the University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health has shed new light on how immune cells are programmed to either repair or protect the body. It is hoped that the discovery will inform the ...More
    June 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Frontline Immune Cells Can Travel for Help
    A new Australian study shows that cells which form the bulk of our fast-acting 'innate' immune system behave differently, depending on whether an injury is infected or not. It is well known that paparazzi-like neutrophils swarm to sites of injury within minutes to undertake ...More
    May 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Provide Insight Into How We Protect Ourselves From Certain Bacteria and Fungi
    Australian scientists have shown that a specific gene determines the development and function of important cells that bridge the gap between our fast-acting 'innate' and slower-acting 'adaptive' immune systems. STAT3, as it's known, helps shield us against a variety of ...More
    May 4, 2015 Posted in News
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