Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Norovirus: What to know and how to avoid it

Noroviruses are usually more widespread in the fall and winter, but you can get sick from the virus any time of the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says norovirus is the leading cause of vomiting ...


Don't wait to get this year's flu vaccine

Flu season is upon us again, and while case numbers in Texas remain relatively low, a physician with Texas A&M University Health Services says the best time to get vaccinated is right now.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers uncover aberrant natural killer cell subtype

A team led by Prof. Tian Zhigang and Prof. Peng Hui from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with Prof. Zhang Zemin from Peking University, have ...


3D genome analysis reveals secrets to antibody diversity

One of the remaining mysteries of immunology is the exact mechanism that B cells use to generate millions of antibodies with different specificities to protect us from the plethora of pathogens in the environment.


How dendritic cells activate the immune system

The specific or acquired immune system of vertebrates is a powerful weapon against pathogens and pathologically altered body cells. Here, T cells play a special role. After activation, they can systematically kill off target ...

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