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Health News - Immune System

New antibody discovery holds promise for dengue vaccine
Researchers have discovered an antibody that prevented dengue infection in mouse models, bringing us a step closer to a vaccine for the potentially deadly virus. (Medical News Today)

Preclinical trial data brings new hope for HIV vaccine
Despite many setbacks in the road to developing an effective HIV vaccine, Johnson & Johnson report success in animal trials of their latest attempt. (Medical News Today)

The sting in dengue's tail
Singapore scientists show how dengue virus evolves to spread more efficientlyIn a new Science study, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) scientists have identified how small... (Medical News Today)

Stopping Candida in its tracks
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how a normally harmless fungus changes to become a deadly infectious agent. (Medical News Today)

Anxiety increases the risk of gastrointestinal infection and long-term complications
A team comprised of scientists at VIB, KU Leuven and UZ Leuven has made significant progress in uncovering the connection between psychological factors and the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Improved pneumococcal vaccine costs more, but 10-year savings projected
In 2010 the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that the pneumococcal seven-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV7) given routinely to children up to two years old be... (Medical News Today)

Live imaging reveals how wound healing influences cancer
Researchers in the United Kingdom and Denmark have studied the "see-through" larvae of zebrafish to reveal how wound healing leads to skin cancer. (Medical News Today)

Stanford study: Immune response to a flu protein yields new insights into narcolepsy
An international team of researchers has found some of the first solid evidence that narcolepsy may be a so-called "hit-and-run" autoimmune disease. (Medical News Today)

STELARA receives European Commission approval for treatment of adolescents with moderate-to-severe psoriasis In Europe
Janssen-Cilag International NV ("Janssen") has announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in... (Medical News Today)

Subcutaneous administration of multispecific antibody makes tumor treatment faster and more tolerable
Tumor treatment with multispecific* antibodies is significantly more tolerable if administered subcutaneously rather than via the bloodstream, which was the standard procedure until now. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin A supplementation may cause the immune system to 'forget' past infections
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that vitamin A inhibits trained immunity, leading to tolerance of the innate immune cells upon stimulation with mitogens and... (Medical News Today)

Spouses & relatives of celiac disease patients at risk for autoimmune diseases
Both spouses and first-degree relatives of patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of nonceliac autoimmune disease, according to a study in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and... (Medical News Today)

OU professor developing vaccine to protect global communities from malaria
A University of Oklahoma professor studying malaria mosquito interaction has discovered a new mosquito protein for the development of a new vaccine that is expected to stop the spread of the disease... (Medical News Today)

Study: severe asthma fails to respond to mainstay treatment
The immune response that occurs in patients with severe asthma is markedly different than what occurs in milder forms of the lung condition, according to researchers from the University of... (Medical News Today)

Gender difference in pain transmission, reports new study
A mouse study has found that different immune cells in males and females are responsible for the transmission of pain, raising questions about human pain drug development. (Medical News Today)

Too exhausted to fight -- and to do harm
Why 'exhausted' immune cells are bad news for infection, but good news for autoimmune diseasesAn 'exhausted' army of immune cells may not be able to fight off infection, but if its soldiers fight... (Medical News Today)

MERS vaccine 'ready for human trials'
Researchers say that a candidate vaccine for the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome has passed preclinical tests and is ready to be trialled in humans. (Medical News Today)

New antibody treatment may protect against Marburg and Ebola viruses
Scripps researchers have designed proteins that elicit an effective antibody response in a mouse model against Marburg virus and its viral cousin, Ebola virus. (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify 'decoy' molecule that could help sharply reduce risk of flu death
Molecule protects body from dangerous overreaction to viral attackThe flu virus can be lethal. But what is often just as dangerous is the body's own reaction to the invader. (Medical News Today)

High-res image of Ebola virus reveals how it evades the immune system
Scripps researchers have created a high-resolution image of the Ebola virus, which has revealed how a viral protein helps the virus escape attack from the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Arthritis drug could be used to treat vitiligo
Researchers have discovered that tofacitinib, a drug normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, could restore pigmentation in people with vitiligo. (Medical News Today)

Research matters
A new PLOS Pathogens forum explains how basic research is necessary, exciting, and makes a difference"We seek this new Research Matters format for individual scientists to tell the public how... (Medical News Today)

Wistar scientists pinpoint mutations responsible for ineffective 2014-2015 flu vaccine
A phenomenon known as 'antigenic drift' has caused mutations to accumulate and prevent antibodies from attaching themselves to the virusViruses like influenza have the ability to mutate over... (Medical News Today)

Fasting: what are the health benefits and risks?
Fasting diets have become one of the most popular health trends in recent years. But can abstaining from food really be good for us? We investigate. (Medical News Today)

New and innovative approach for successful vaccination against Chlamydia infections
Chlamydiae are the most common, sexually transmitted, bacterial pathogens in the world. (Medical News Today)

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