Immunology

Researchers pinpoint key influenza-fighting immune trigger

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists have identified the protein trigger in the body's quick-reaction innate immune system that specifically recognizes the influenza virus in infected cells and triggers their ...

HIV & AIDS

Researchers uncover new piece of the HIV puzzle

New research has revealed that a key immune system component—innate lymphoid cells (ILC)—is destroyed during acute HIV infection. This may play a key role in understanding the progression of the disease from HIV to AIDS. ...

Immunology

Old vaccine trains immune system

Not only the acquired immune system but also the innate immune system has a memory. And the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can stimulate this memory. After a BCG vaccination the innate immune system responds better to a ...

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