Immunity is a peer-reviewed medical journal of immunology published by Cell Press. The journal was established in December 1994, and is edited by Peter T. Lee.

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Training human antibodies to protect against HIV

During HIV infection, the virus mutates too rapidly for the immune system to combat, but some people produce antibodies that can recognize the virus even two years after infection. With an eye towards developing a vaccine, ...

Sep 08, 2016
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Keeping a lid on inflammation

Regulatory T cells (Treg cells) are part of the system of checks and balances that prevents the immune response from going overboard and causing autoimmune disease. Although critically important for shaping the immune response ...

Jun 17, 2015
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Innate immunity may help limit cancer growth

Cancer immunotherapy, a relatively new frontier in cancer treatment, works by enhancing the capacity of one's immune system to attack cancer cells. To date, this field has focused on developing cancer vaccines or engineering ...

Sep 17, 2015
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A molecular switch to stop inflammation

Our immune system is vital to us and can sometimes overreact causing chronic illnesses, such as for instance rheumatism and allergy. Now, researchers from Umeå University and University of Gothenburg have identified a molecular ...

Oct 14, 2015
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Dietary fat impacts autoimmune flare-ups in mice

Dietary fat may impact the severity and duration of autoimmune flare-ups, suggests a study published on October 20 in the journal Immunity. Adjusting the length of fatty acids consumed by mice altered the function of T helper ...

Oct 20, 2015
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A possible cure for allergies

Researchers discovered a mechanism that stops the body reacting with an excessive immune reaction. This could be the basis for a new treatment.

Sep 08, 2015
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