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How the body builds a healthy relationship with 'good' gut bacteria

Our body's relationship with bacteria is complex. While infectious bacteria can cause illness, our gut is also teaming with "good" bacteria that aids nutrition and helps keep us healthy. But even the "good" can have bad effects ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New ebolavirus vaccine design seeks to drive stronger antibody defense

Scientists at Scripps Research have unveiled a new Ebola virus vaccine design, which they say has several advantages over standard vaccine approaches for Ebola and related viruses that continue to threaten global health.

Medical research

Researchers identify target for senolytic drugs

In a study recently published in Nature, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers found that senescent immune cells are the most dangerous type of senescent cell.

Immunology

Scientists decode the 'language' of immune cells

UCLA life scientists have identified six "words" that specific immune cells use to call up immune defense genes—an important step toward understanding the language the body uses to marshal responses to threats.

Medical research

Why COVID patients become critically ill

Researchers at Amsterdam UMC have discovered why patients become seriously ill after being infected with the coronavirus. They identified that aberrant antibody responses are the main cause of becoming critically ill. In ...

Immunology

Gene editing expands to new types of immune cells

In the decade since the advent of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, researchers have used the technology to delete or change genes in a growing number of cell types. Now, researchers at Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to predict severe influenza in hospitalized patients

Published today in Nature Communications, the team from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), Alfred Health and Monash University sought to understand which patients would recover quickly ...

Medical research

Scientists find mechanism that eliminates senescent cells

Scientists at UC San Francisco are learning how immune cells naturally clear the body of defunct—or senescent—cells that contribute to aging and many chronic diseases. Understanding this process may open new ways of treating ...