Nature Reviews Immunology

Nature Reviews Immunology is a monthly review journal covering the field of immunology. The journal also publishes "Research Highlight" articles, which are short summaries written by the editors that describe recent hot research papers.

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Medical research

A new perspective in how immunity is fine-tuned through mechanics

The immune system protects us from infections, harmful substances and problematic changes in our own cells. Traditional research posits that parts of invading pathogens or cells sound the alarm, but accumulating evidence ...


How one inflammatory disorder exacerbates another

The immune system remembers. Often this memory, primed by past encounters with threats like bacteria or viruses, is an asset. But when that memory is sparked by internal drivers, like chronic inflammation, it can prove detrimental, ...


Researchers recommend investments in vaccine safety

The leaders of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group are emphasizing the need for increased long-term study of vaccines and their mechanisms with future safety of patients in mind.


Vaccine efficacy is a 'gut reaction'

Varying immune response to vaccinations could be countered with microbiota-targeted interventions helping infants, older people and others to take full advantage of the benefits of effective vaccines, Australian and US experts ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Defective epithelial barriers linked to 2 billion chronic diseases

Humans are exposed to a variety of toxins and chemicals every day. According to the epithelial barrier hypothesis, exposure to many of these substances damages the epithelium, the thin layer of cells that covers the surface ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What we know about COVID-19 and how it can be treated

When my team and I first learned about severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we sprang into action, searching the literature to identify the gaps. In times of ...

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