Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
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.
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy

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.

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.

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Gut Microbes Boost Flu Vaccine’s Success: Clinical Trial
Gut Microbes Boost Flu Vaccine’s Success: Clinical Trial
Abby Olena | Sep 5, 2019
Antibiotics disrupt the immune response to the influenza vaccine in people who haven’t recently had exposure to the virus or immunization.
Vaccine Exemptions May Allow for Large Measles Outbreaks
Vaccine Exemptions May Allow for Large Measles Outbreaks
Abby Olena | Aug 21, 2019
Mathematical models reveal that current vaccination rates in Texas schools could pave the way for the virus to spread to hundreds of people.
Uganda Launching New Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial
Uganda Launching New Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 2, 2019
Researchers aim to deploy the trial in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been ravaged by Ebola for a year.
Infographic: Neoantigen Prediction for Personalized Vaccine Design
Infographic: Neoantigen Prediction for Personalized Vaccine Design
Jasreet Hundal, Elaine R. Mardis | Jul 15, 2019
See how a computational pipeline uses next-generation sequencing data to identify genetic alterations that produce cancer-specific antigens.
Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever
Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 24, 2019
The devastating outbreak of the disease that has led to millions of pig deaths in East Asia has intensified efforts to develop a vaccine quickly, but the virus presents several challenges that are yet to be overcome.
Bovine Inoculations, circa 1870s
Bovine Inoculations, circa 1870s
Christopher DeCou | Jun 1, 2019
Lymph from cattle proved more effective at inducing immunity to smallpox than the older, person-to-person method.
Measles to Hit Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami Next, Study Predicts
Measles to Hit Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami Next, Study Predicts
Ashley P. Taylor | May 13, 2019
The forecast for upcoming outbreaks failed to foresee the cluster of infections currently affecting Brooklyn.
Innate Immune Cells May Actually Remember Their Targets
Innate Immune Cells May Actually Remember Their Targets
Emma Yasinski | May 10, 2019
Human natural killer cells, previously considered not to participate in adaptive immunity, remember viral antigens after initial exposures, according to a new study.
Two Los Angeles Universities Establish Measles Quarantine
Two Los Angeles Universities Establish Measles Quarantine
Ashley Yeager | Apr 26, 2019
Health officials have asked students and staff potentially exposed to the virus and who either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify immunity to stay home.