- By preventing the measles infection, the measles vaccine also prevents measles-induced immune system damage, thereby preventing other infections from occurring.
- For years, Brynn Duncan didn't know why she was allergic to everything. But after a proper diagnosis, she's on her way to recovery.
- An experimental shingles vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline was shown to be effective in all age groups, researchers said on Tuesday.
- Results from the clinical study for the world's first malaria vaccine show that it only works about a third of the time.
- Elmo joins the pro-vaccination team to encourage parents to vaccinate their children.
- A mother and her seven unvaccinated children have been placed in quarantine after being diagnosed with whooping cough.
- Vice on HBO follows doctors looking for a solution to the new post-antibiotic world.
- The “elixir of life” is one of the hottest trends in health beverages, but does the tonic have any health benefits?
- Australia’s Prime Minister announced a new “no jab, no pay” policy to begin early in 2016: Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children won't receive welfare benefits.
- The onset of infection symptoms, such as a fever, malaise, headache, and rash, is the result of the immune system eliminating foreign invaders from the body.
- An experimental immunotherapy, which uses neutralizing antibodies, dramatically reduced the amount of HIV present in a patient's blood.
- European biologists have discovered a bacteria-killing compound in common mushrooms that grow in horse dung.
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.