vaccine, immunology
Personalized Cancer Vaccines Show Promise for Melanoma
Personalized Cancer Vaccines Show Promise for Melanoma
Jef Akst | Jul 6, 2017
In two early trials, vaccines tailored to the mutations in individuals’ cancers appeared to protect 12 of 19 patients against relapse. 
T Cells That Drive Toxic Shock in Mice Identified
T Cells That Drive Toxic Shock in Mice Identified
Ashley Yeager | Jun 20, 2017
Overzealous activity by mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in response to bacterial toxins can lead to illness instead of stopping it.
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Abby Olena | Jun 14, 2017
Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.
Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate
Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate
Stephan Guttinger | Jun 6, 2017
Advances in microbiome research are increasingly used in anti-vaccination arguments, yet the science actually undermines the premise of the argument.
Self-Experimentation Led to the Discovery of IgE
Self-Experimentation Led to the Discovery of IgE
Andrea Anderson | Jun 1, 2017
In the 1960s, immunologists took matters into their own hands—and under their own skin—to characterize an immunoglobulin involved in allergies.
Pinpointing the Culprit
Pinpointing the Culprit
Rachel Berkowitz | Jun 1, 2017
Identifying immune cell subsets with CyTOF
Infographic: Immune Irritation in the Gut
Infographic: Immune Irritation in the Gut
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2017
A look at how gluten affects patients with celiac disease
Infographic: A Body Without FoodInfographic: A Body Without Food
Infographic: A Body Without Food
Bob Grant | May 31, 2017
Mounting evidence suggests that intermittent fasting causes significant changes to various organs and tissue types.
Opinion: Token Pharmacovigilance
Opinion: Token Pharmacovigilance
Peter Doshi | May 23, 2017
A US government website for collecting reports of side effects associated with vaccines is broken. Why has no one noticed?
Ebola Survivor’s Antibodies Thwart Multiple Viral Strains
Ebola Survivor’s Antibodies Thwart Multiple Viral Strains
Kerry Grens | May 18, 2017
The antibodies bind conserved viral parts, allowing them to neutralize all five Ebola types.