An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials
An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials
Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19.
An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials
An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials

Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19.

Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19.

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What Do Antibody Tests For SARS-CoV-2 Tell Us About Immunity?
What Do Antibody Tests For SARS-CoV-2 Tell Us About Immunity?
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 15, 2020
Studies from serum samples could transform our understanding of the spread of COVID-19, but what antibodies alone say about immunity is not yet clear.
Monkeys Develop Protective Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Monkeys Develop Protective Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 17, 2020
A small study of macaques finds they don’t develop a coronavirus infection the second time they are exposed, supporting the idea of using plasma from recovered patients as a treatment for COVID-19.
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2019
The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.
Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Katarina Zimmer | May 30, 2019
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.
CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses
CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses
Katarina Zimmer | May 17, 2019
In line with previous research, a new study in mice demonstrates that B cells can be engineered to ward off infections, this time against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
A Revised CAR T for Lymphoma Has Fewer Side Effects
A Revised CAR T for Lymphoma Has Fewer Side Effects
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2019
An early-stage clinical study finds that none of the 25 patients treated developed neurotoxicity or cytokine release syndrome, common hazards of the cancer immunotherapy.
Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Shawna Williams | Apr 17, 2019
Researchers report they’ve found a way to restore immune function in infants with one form of “bubble boy disease.”
Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified
Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 21, 2016
Type I interferon organizes several immune mechanisms to suppress B cell responses to a chronic viral infection.
B Cell Bosses
B Cell Bosses
Kate Yandell | Jan 31, 2015
Gut bacteria in mice spur regulatory B cells to differentiate and release an anti-inflammatory cytokine.