- New study finds alternative therapy for patients with rare immunodeficiency, which can currently only be treated with stem cell transplants.
- A previously unknown layer of defense begins its work before what was believed to be your first immune response becomes active: study.
- The FDA approved to expand the use of Emergent BioSolutions Inc's anthrax vaccine to prevent suspected or confirmed exposure to the bacterium that causes the disease.
- Social isolation leads to fight-or-flight stress signaling, which can disturb the production of white blood cells in our bodies: study.
- The National Institutes of Health has suspended its chimpanzee testing program and will send remaining chimps to a sanctuary.
- Uber will be offering at-home flu shots this upcoming Thursday for $1 a shot.
- The human body’s 37 trillion cells possess powerful capabilities, from regenerating the stomach every five days to shedding skin every two to four weeks.
- By learning the symptoms of lupus, a rare autoimmune disorder, girls may be able to lead their doctors to a correct diagnosis at an earlier age.
- 1 of 5 pediatricians refuse to treat children whose parents refuse vaccination, especially in states that don't have personal vaccine exemption laws.
- Global pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has partnered with South Africa's Biovac Institute to produce a potentially life-saving pneumonia vaccine for infants, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.
- Immunosuppressive drugs used to treat blood cancer and arthritis may stimulate hair growth in patients with alopecia.
- New study finds that parents are making decisions about vaccines before they even conceive.
Immune System Disorders
An immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. In order to function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety of agents, from viruses to parasitic worms, and distinguish them from the organism's own healthy tissue. A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.