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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multidrug-resistant bacterium emerging in community settings

New "hypervirulent" strains of the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae have emerged in healthy people in community settings, prompting a National Institutes of Health research group to investigate how the human immune system ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Severe COVID-19 may lead to long-term innate immune system changes

Severe COVID-19 may cause long-lasting alterations to the innate immune system, the first line of defense against pathogens, according to a small study. These changes may help explain why the disease can damage so many different ...


Screening newborns for deadly immune disease SCID saves lives

Introducing widespread screening of newborns for a deadly disease called severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID, followed by early treatment boosted the five-year survival rate of children with the disorder from 73% before ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers uncover new details on rare immune disease

In an 11-year study, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have further characterized idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL), a rare immune deficiency that leaves people vulnerable to infectious diseases, autoimmune ...

Medical research

The potential and challenges of mucosal COVID-19 vaccines

In November 2022, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) co-hosted a virtual workshop on the importance and challenges of developing mucosal vaccines for SARS-COV-2. The highlights of this workshop ...

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