News tagged with immune

Increased risk from toxoplasmosis

A third of all humans carry the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis—a disease commonly associated with cats, HIV-AIDS patients and pregnant women—with scientists long believing healthy immune systems control the parasite ...

Feb 25, 2015
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Immunization rates improve with centralized reminder system

Childhood immunization rates would improve with a centralized notification system that reminded families when immunizations were due, according to a new study, published online by JAMA Pediatrics, developed by researchers at the ...

Feb 23, 2015
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Some pathogens use immune systems against us

Every moment of every day, our immune systems are battling to keep us healthy against an onslaught from invading organisms. But some of these invaders have evolved to use our very defences against us, writes ...

Feb 23, 2015
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

New test to predict the effectiveness of cancer vaccines

Cancer vaccines are designed to turn the body's own immune system specifically against tumor cells. Particularly promising are vaccines that are directed against so-called neoantigens: These are proteins that have undergone ...

Feb 19, 2015
popularity 5 / 5 (3) | comments 0