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When the Flu Vax Fails

By Jef Akst | December 16, 2015

The status of a person’s immune system can predict when a seasonal flu vaccination will not provide sufficient protection, according to a study. 

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Ebola’s Effects on the Eye

By Tracy Vence | November 30, 2015

A second doctor shows symptoms of ocular disease after recovering from Ebola infection.

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Birth of the Skin Microbiome

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 17, 2015

The immune system tolerates the colonization of commensal bacteria on the skin with the aid of regulatory T cells during the first few weeks of life, a mouse study shows.

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EC Science Advisers Announced

By Tracy Vence | November 10, 2015

The European Commission names seven scientists to top science policy–advising positions. 

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Microbes Play Role in Anti-Tumor Response

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 5, 2015

Gut microbiome composition can influence the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy in mice.

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Ebola’s Immune Escape

By Ashley P. Taylor | November 3, 2015

The virus can persist in several tissues where the immune system is less active. Researchers are working to better understand this phenomenon and how it can stall the clearing of Ebola in survivors.

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Fanning the Flames

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.

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Not Immune to Fat

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells

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Weak Support for Malaria Vaccine

By Kerry Grens | October 27, 2015

The World Health Organization recommends more pilot trials.

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B Cells Can Drive Inflammation in MS

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 21, 2015

Researchers identify a subset of proinflammatory cytokine-producing B cells that may spark multiple sclerosis-related inflammation.  

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