Medical research

Cell survival protein discovery rewrites immune system story

A discovery by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, reported in today's edition of Science, is set to rewrite a long-held belief about how the body's immune system establishes its memory.

Immunology

Rare immune cells could hold key to treating immune disorders

The characterisation of a rare immune cell's involvement in antibody production and ability to 'remember' infectious agents could help to improve vaccination and lead to new treatments for immune disorders, say researchers ...

Medical research

Specialized regulatory T cell stifles antibody production centers

A regulatory T cell that expresses three specific genes shuts down the mass production of antibodies launched by the immune system to attack invaders, a team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows H1N1 microneedle vaccine protects better than injection

(Medical Xpress) -- A vaccine delivered to the skin using a microneedle patch gives better protection against the H1N1 influenza virus than a vaccine delivered through subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, researchers ...

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