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Can We Predict How Well Someone Will Respond to a Vaccine?
Researchers find signatures pre- and post-vaccination that correlate with a more robust immune response. 
Can We Predict How Well Someone Will Respond to a Vaccine?
Can We Predict How Well Someone Will Respond to a Vaccine?

Researchers find signatures pre- and post-vaccination that correlate with a more robust immune response. 

Researchers find signatures pre- and post-vaccination that correlate with a more robust immune response. 

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Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System
Hannah Thomasy | May 10, 2022 | 4 min read
Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.
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David Gate Probes Links Between Alzheimer’s and the Immune System
James M. Gaines | Nov 1, 2021 | 4 min read
The Northwestern University researcher studies how adaptive immune cells influence neurodegenerative disease.
Exploring the SARS-CoV-2 Outer Cell Surface
Exploring the SARS-CoV-2 Outer Cell Surface: Lessons in Innate and Adaptive Immunity
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Alberto Lopez-Munoz will discuss SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein cell surface expression and its role in host immunity.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Combos Aim to Boost Immunity
Asher Jones | Mar 9, 2021 | 6 min read
Mix-and-match shots could simplify vaccine rollout and stimulate more-robust immune responses. Ongoing clinical trials will soon give answers.
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Kids’ Severe COVID-19 Reaction Bears Unique Immune Signature
Shawna Williams | Sep 29, 2020 | 4 min read
The rare complication known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) differs from both Kawasaki disease and severe adult cases of COVID-19, a study finds.
Learn How the Immune System Can Be Trained to Overcome Food Allergies
Retraining the Immune System Cavalry for Food Allergen Peacekeeping Missions
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Explore food allergy immunotherapy for reversing patient symptoms.
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The Search for Immune Responses that Stop COVID-19
Chris Baraniuk | Jul 24, 2020 | 5 min read
Scientists are examining the role of T cells, which are likely crucial for long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2.
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Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Katarina Zimmer | May 30, 2019 | 6 min read
A rogue hybrid lymphocyte, bearing characteristics of both B and T cells, may play a role in driving autoimmunity in the disease, although the mechanism is far from clear.
Discover Genetic Influences on the Immune Response
The Genetics Behind Immune Response Variability
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Researchers seek genomic clues to understand differences in the immune response to infection.
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Innate Immune Cells May Actually Remember Their Targets
Emma Yasinski | May 10, 2019 | 3 min read
Human natural killer cells, previously considered not to participate in adaptive immunity, remember viral antigens after initial exposures, according to a new study.
MYC Helps Cancer Hide
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 10, 2016 | 3 min read
The transcriptional regulator dampens the immune system’s ability to elicit an antitumor response, a study shows.
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What's Mine is Yours: The Immunogenetics of Mating in Anglerfish
Sejal Davla, PhD | 1 min read
A suppressed immune system in anglerfish uncovers potential strategies for tissue transplantation.
Birth of the Skin Microbiome
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 17, 2015 | 3 min read
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.
Neutrophils Lead, T Cells Follow
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 3, 2015 | 3 min read
When influenza invades the mouse respiratory tract, neutrophils guide the subsequent T-cell attack on infected tissue, scientists show.  
Delivering Combination Immunotherapies to Solid Tumors
LabTalk Podcast - A Modern Trojan Horse: Delivering Combination Immunotherapies to Solid Tumors 
The Scientist Creative Services Team and IsoPlexis | 1 min read
Katie McKenna discusses a combination CAR T and viral therapy that kills solid tumors.
Measles Vax’s Off-Target Effects
Jef Akst | May 11, 2015 | 1 min read
Researchers find evidence that measles vaccines reduced deaths from other infectious diseases due to “immune amnesia.”
T Cells of the Skin
Ruth Williams | Mar 18, 2015 | 3 min read
A census of adaptive immune system components in human skin reveals a variety of resident and traveling memory T cells.
T Cells: A New Hope for Lasting Protection against SARS-CoV-2
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Alessandro Sette and Shane Crotty discuss the T cell response to SARS-CoV-2 and the implications for vaccine design and robust immune memory.
Monitoring the Development of Adaptive Immunity
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 25, 2015 | 3 min read
Sequencing cells from human fetal blood samples, researchers track the development of the adaptive immune system throughout gestation.   
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