Immunology

'Natural immunity' from omicron is weak and limited, study finds

In unvaccinated people, infection with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 provides little long-term immunity against other variants, according to a new study by researchers at Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF), ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dynamics of adaptive immunity in tuberculosis uncovered

Unlike other infectious diseases that affect the lungs, the immune response to fight tuberculosis (TB) infections develops at least twice as slowly. Until recently, the dynamic interplay between bacteria and the host's immune ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert discusses progress of mRNA vaccines

Two mRNA vaccines, which received emergency authorization in late 2020, have proven critical in the fight against COVID-19. These vaccines, the first of their kind, were the culmination of decades of research on RNA. Delivered ...

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