HIV & AIDS

Scientists may be closer to effective HIV vaccine

It's thought that for an HIV vaccine to be widely effective, it will have to spur the body to make special antibodies that can neutralize a broad range of HIV strains. Now scientists say they have taken an essential step ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A possible vaccine against the bacteria that cause UTIs

A team of researchers at Duke University has developed a vaccine against uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC), the type of bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) in humans. In their paper published in the journal Science ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists discover new mechanism associated with severe COVID-19

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have found that severe COVID-19 is associated with an imbalance in an important immune system signaling pathway. The discovery helps explain at the molecular level ...

Oncology & Cancer

Experimental cancer vaccine shows promise in animal studies

An experimental therapeutic cancer vaccine induced two distinct and desirable immune system responses that led to significant tumor regression in mice, report investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...

Oncology & Cancer

Sugar molecules as a target in cancer therapy

Cancer cells use sugar molecules on their surfaces to disable attacks by the body's immune system. Researchers at the University of Basel now report on how this mechanism can be neutralized.

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