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Our bodies have powerful built-in defenses in the form of the immune system, but sometimes it needs an extra push. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy involves reprogramming T-cells to hunt down cancer, which has been effective against blood cancers but not so much against solid tumors. Now, scientists at MIT have found a way to supercharge the technique with a vaccine booster..
Alzheimer's is a disease with a number of potential causes and therefore a number of potential targets for prevention. One of those centers on a protein call tau, which can gather in long tangles that kill off neurons in the brain. Scientists have developed what they describe as a vaccine to keep the brain clear of these dangerous clumps, and found that treating mice in this way helped sta
New research suggests that some of the dirt you may have eaten as a child could have contained a type of bacteria that strengthens the immune system. The study reveals the bacteria Mycobacterium vaccae can produce a unique anti-inflammatory fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties... Continue Reading Dirt-residing bacteria produce anti-inflammatory fats that could lead to a “stress vac
A compelling cross-disciplinary collaboration between physicists and immunologists has provided new insights into ways to optimize the efficacy of oral vaccines. The research is initially working towards developing an oral hepatitis B vaccine that is safer, cheaper and more easily administered than the current injectable alternative... Continue Reading Imaging innovation beings oral hepati
Caused by a fungus known as Pseudogymnoascus destructans, white-nose syndrome is currently killing bats across North America at an alarming rate. There may be hope, however, as a potential vaccine has recently been shown to be effective at warding off the disease... Continue Reading Possible white-nose vaccine shows promise in bat tests Category: Biology Tags: Bats Fungus U
Positive early results from the first phase of human testing for a unique colorectal cancer vaccine are proving promising. A newly published study outlining the Phase I trial results suggests the vaccine is safe, and stimulates immune activation, paving the way for larger human trials... Continue Reading Success in first phase of human trials for colorectal cancer vaccine Category: Medica
Scientists at New York's Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have made an exciting breakthrough in the realm of cancer treatment, describing a new way of supercharging the body's immune system so that it can take the upper hand and destroy tumor cells around the body... Continue Reading Injecting immune stimulants turns tumors into "cancer vaccine factories" Category: Medica
A major measles outbreak in Washington state is being blamed on low-vaccination rates. In response, Washington lawmakers are currently debating a measure seeking to remove a current exemption that allows parents to refuse vaccinating their child based on philosophical or personal beliefs... Continue Reading Measles resurgence raises concerns over vaccine exemptions Category: Health & Well
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), pneumonia is responsible for 16 percent of all deaths of children under five years of age, accounting for over 920,000 child deaths in 2015. Although vaccinations are available, they are only effective against certain strains. GPN Vaccines has developed a vaccine that is claimed to be effective against all forms of Streptococcus pneumoniae,
Vaccine hesitancy, where people are reluctant or refuse to have themselves or their children vaccinated, is a growing movement among those fearing negative health outcomes from immunizations, such as the (non-existent) risk of autism. This collective uncertainty has now gathered such momentum that the World health Organization (WHO) sees fit to list vaccine hesitancy as one of its 10 threa


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