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Health News - Immune System

Many adolescents still not getting HPV vaccine
Large vaccination increases in some states offer clues to effective interventionsThe number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased... (Medical News Today)

DNA-based monoclonal antibody protects animals against lethal challenge
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that its DNA-based monoclonal antibody (dMAb) targeting dengue virus provided protection against a lethal dengue virus challenge in mice. (Medical News Today)

How to become a T follicular helper cell
Uncovering the signals that govern the fate of T helper cells is a big step toward improved vaccine designFollicular helper T cells (cells with green surface markers) interact closely with B... (Medical News Today)

Children's National finds neuroblastoma tumor cure in mice studies
A method to cure neuroblastoma tumors in mice has been discovered by Children's National researchers, opening the door for future clinical studies for a therapeutic patient-specific vaccine to cure... (Medical News Today)

HVTN 505 vaccine induced antibodies nonspecific for HIV
NIH-supported study explores why candidate HIV vaccine was not protectiveA study by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Duke University helps explain why... (Medical News Today)

Newly identified molecular mechanism plays role in type 2 diabetes development
New research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health describes a molecular mechanism that helps explain how obesity-related inflammation can lead to type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

How a single molecule turns one immune cell into another
All it takes is one molecule to reprogram an antibody-producing B cell into a scavenging macrophage. (Medical News Today)

New candidate genes for immunodeficiency identified by using dogs as genetic models
IgA deficiency is one of the most common genetic immunodeficiency disorders in humans and is associated with an insufficiency or complete absence of the antibody IgA. (Medical News Today)

Type 1 diabetes patients have lower blood levels of 4 proteins that protect against immune attack
Patients with type 1 diabetes have significantly lower blood levels of four proteins that help protect their tissue from attack by their immune system, scientists report. (Medical News Today)

State immunization laws should eliminate non-medical exemptions, say internists
Support for eliminating existing exemptions, except for medical reasons, from immunization laws was among the policy recommendations adopted last weekend at the summer meeting of the Board of Regents... (Medical News Today)

Women's immune system genes operate differently from men's, Stanford study finds
A new technology for studying the human body's vast system for toggling genes on and off reveals that genes associated with the immune system toggle more frequently, and those same genes operate... (Medical News Today)

Vaccination rates in older adults fall short of targets
New white paper from Alliance for Aging Research offers recommendations for improvementThe nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research released a white paper, Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention... (Medical News Today)

Research demonstrates effect of advanced prebiotics on the immune system of the elderly in human study
Clasado Biosciences Limited, the producers and suppliers of the second generation prebiotic Bimuno(R) (B-GOS), a unique trans-galactooligosaccharide, and the Department of Food and Nutritional... (Medical News Today)

Closing the gap on developing a vaccine for middle ear infections
Researchers discover the molecular switch that controls a 'chameleon' bacteriaResearchers from Griffith University's Institute for Glycomics, together with the Nationwide Children's Hospital in... (Medical News Today)

Study: Sanofi Pasteur's vaccine candidate safely protects pre-adolescents to adults against dengue
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, has announced that new data analyses published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) provide a comprehensive picture of the potential public... (Medical News Today)

'Leaky vaccines' could spur more dangerous disease
A new study shows how an imperfect vaccine may protect vaccinated individuals but allow the pathogen to evolve and put unvaccinated individuals at risk of more severe illness. (Medical News Today)

New data show Pluristem's PLX cells regulate the immune system
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, has announced the publication of a scientific study regarding PLacental eXpanded (PLX) cells in the... (Medical News Today)

Experimental MERS vaccine shows promise in animal studies
A two-step regimen of experimental vaccines against Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) prompted immune responses in mice and rhesus macaques, report National Institutes of Health scientists who... (Medical News Today)

UCB announces Phase 3 clinical trial program for epratuzumab in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus did not meet primary endpoint
UCB has announced that the two EMBODY™ Phase 3 clinical studies for epratuzumab in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) did not meet their primary clinical efficacy endpoints in either dose in... (Medical News Today)

In CRISPR advance, scientists successfully edit human T cells
In a project spearheaded by investigators at UC San Francisco, scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9. (Medical News Today)

Research provides strong link between delirium and inflammation in older patients
Study of post-surgical patients shows elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines are strongly associated with deliriumDelirium is an acute state of confusion that often affects older adults... (Medical News Today)

Lingering lymphocytes lash out against Leishmania
Immune cells that hang around after parasitic skin infection help ward off secondary attack, according to a study in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. (Medical News Today)

EC licenses MSD's immunotherapy KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of advanced melanoma
MSD (known as Merck & Co Inc. in the United States and Canada) has announced that the European Commission has granted a marketing authorisation for KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) as monotherapy for... (Medical News Today)

Some vaccines support evolution of more-virulent viruses
Scientific experiments with the herpesvirus such as the one that causes Marek's disease in poultry have confirmed, for the first time, the highly controversial theory that some vaccines could allow... (Medical News Today)

Researchers find new method to halt the advance of liver cancer
A new study by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), the National Cancer Institute, and the Chulabhorn Research Institute has found that blocking the activity of a... (Medical News Today)

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