Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Salmonella bacteria in intestinal tissue
Gut Infections Help Shield Intestinal Neurons from Future Damage
In mice, a kind of immune memory appears to protect the cells against future harm, a finding that could provide insight into treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory digestive conditions.
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Gut Infections Help Shield Intestinal Neurons from Future Damage
Gut Infections Help Shield Intestinal Neurons from Future Damage

In mice, a kind of immune memory appears to protect the cells against future harm, a finding that could provide insight into treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory digestive conditions.

In mice, a kind of immune memory appears to protect the cells against future harm, a finding that could provide insight into treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory digestive conditions.

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Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Lasts at Least Six Months, Data Show
Ashley Yeager | Nov 23, 2020
Half a year after infection, people who had recovered from COVID-19 had robust antibodies, along with traces of the virus in their gut, which may drive long-lasting immunity.
Cold-Causing Coronaviruses Don’t Seem to Confer Lasting Immunity
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2020
Studies on SARS-CoV-2’s milder cousins hint that our immune systems are quick to forget the viruses, but it’s unclear whether the same is true for the agent that causes COVID-19.
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An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials
Anthony King | May 4, 2020
Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19.
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2019
Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.
Past Dengue Infection Appears to Protect Children from Zika Symptoms
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 23, 2019
Children were 38 percent less likely to show signs of Zika infection if they had previously had dengue.
Long-Lived Immune Memories
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 9, 2015
Two types of memory T cells can preserve immunological memories for more than a decade, a study shows. 
Protein Spurs T-Cell Proliferation
Jef Akst | Apr 17, 2015
A newly discovered protein promotes immunity to viruses and cancer by triggering the production of cytotoxic T cells.
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Thanks for the Memories
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2015
B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.
Skin-Deep Immunity
Megan Scudellari | Feb 29, 2012
Immune cells in skin provide powerful protection against infection, suggesting new routes for vaccination.
Basophil Roles
Richard P. Grant | Jan 1, 2011
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