Tag: immunity

Innovation, Research

How genetics influence immunity in patients with type 1 diabetes

June 7, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

New insights into how genetic factors affect the body’s immune response in type 1 diabetes have been published in eLife. The findings provide evidence of a direct link between genetic factors associated with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes and immune […]

Innovation, Research

Malaria: New knowledge about naturally acquired immunity may improve vaccines

November 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Each year, about half a million children in Africa die from malaria. Infection with the malaria parasite is such a widespread and deadly disease that scientists all over the globe are working to understand it better in order to be […]

Innovation, Research

The biochemical mechanisms of remdesivir-mediated RNA synthesis inhibition

October 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has spread with rapid devastation throughout the world. The inability to contain its spread without resorting to draconian restrictions on ordinary social interactions and […]

Innovation, Research

Study provides new insights for understanding dynamic changes in immune responses to COVID-19

August 4, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A KAIST immunology research team found that a specific subtype of macrophages that originated from blood monocytes plays a key role in the hyper-inflammatory response in SARS-CoV-2 infected lungs, by performing single-cell RNA sequencing of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells. This […]

Innovation, Research

Study with healthcare workers supports that immunity to SARS-CoV-2 is long-lasting

July 1, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

One year after infection by SARS-CoV-2, most people maintain anti-Spike antibodies regardless of the severity of their symptoms, according to a study with healthcare workers co-led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), the Catalan Health Institute (ICS) and […]

Innovation, Research

Can limiting the priming dose of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine improve immunity?

April 6, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Several vaccines have been developed, approved and rolled out to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. However, some concern is mounting that a sufficient number of vaccine doses may not be […]


Personal Ownership and Crisis Management in 2020

June 23, 2020

Via: Aaron Penn

According to the CDC, the SARS-CoV-2 infection rates have been leveling since May. Thanks to the drastic isolation measures, we now have no idea how this situation will evolve. The accumulated global restrictions that governments have imposed in the first […]

Innovation, Research

New therapeutic strategy treats viral infection and boosts immunity against cancer

May 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A potential therapeutic strategy to treat viral infection and boost immunity against cancer is reported in the May 30 online issue of the journal Cell. The work, conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine, found that boosting the […]


How to avoid catching the flu

February 22, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Flu is responsible for around 140,000–710,000 hospitalizations and 12,000–56,000 deaths annually. It is a highly contagious respiratory illness that is caused by influenza types A and B viruses. Flu activity often begins in October in the U.S., peaks December through […]


Medical News Today: What is the immune system?

November 17, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Our immune system is essential for our survival. Without an immune system, our bodies would be open to attack from bacteria, viruses, parasites, and more. It is our immune system that keeps us healthy as we drift through a sea […]


6 Things You Need to Know About Your Immune System

October 19, 2016

Via: Time

You probably don’t think much about your immune system until you’re willing it to banish a nasty bug. But your immune system does a great job attacking bad-news microbes every single day. That is, as long as you’re supplying the […]


How Aluminum in Vaccines Affects Your Health

April 4, 2016

Via: Mercola

Dr. Suzanne Humphries, author of “Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History,”1 is a nephrologist who has committed the latter part of her medical career to exposing the oft-hidden facts about vaccines, their history, and what makes them potentially […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

New paint could stop spread of infections

November 13, 2015

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

When looking to prevent the spread of germs in hospitals, executives must look at all options available to disinfect facilities. If a new product delivers on its promise, one might be as simple as putting a fresh coat of paint […]