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Training the immune system to fight infections

Training the immune system to fight infections

A new discovery has shown that the immune system can be trained to fight infections. A new report from UCLA scientists shows the discovery of...
Stem cell therapy could reduce AIDS virus and boost immunity

Stem cell therapy could reduce AIDS virus and boost immunity

A groundbreaking study has uncovered a special stem cell that can reduce the amount of virus causing AIDS and boost the body’s antiviral immunity...
A better understanding of how T cells function

A better understanding of how T cells function

A team of researchers has made steps towards better understanding how T cells function – by using their antigen like receptors like sticky fingers. T...
AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

Researchers have used an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model to predict which key of the immune system opens the locks of coronavirus, to understand the...
Research shows long-COVID is linked to alteration in immune system

Research shows long-COVID is linked to alteration in immune system

New research has demonstrated a link between the development of long-COVID in patients and an alteration in their immune system. The team of scientists at...
Variability in T cells response to COVID-19 could offer clues to immunity

Variability in T cells response to COVID-19 could offer clues to immunity

New research has uncovered clues to COVID-19 immunity by looking at how T cells respond to the virus. A team of researchers from La Jolla...
People with some COVID-19 immunity may still transmit virus

People with some COVID-19 immunity may still transmit virus

A new study has found that a past coronavirus infection provides some immunity for at least five months, but the virus still may be...
Study shows different immune response in cancer patients to COVID-19

Study shows different immune response in cancer patients to COVID-19

Cancer patients have shown different responses to the COVID-19 virus depending on the type of cancer they have. In a study, carried out by Cancer...
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shows protection against new COVID-19 strains

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shows protection against new COVID-19 strains

Results from a new study have shown that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine shows protection against two new mutant strains of coronavirus. In an in vitro study...
COVID-19 immunity could last eight months, says research

COVID-19 immunity could last eight months, says research

New research has suggested that immunity to COVID-19 could last for up to eight months following infection. The findings, which were based on blood samples...
New study shows Lyme disease alters immune system

New study shows Lyme disease alters immune system

A new study has shown that the bacteria that causes Lyme disease alters the immune system, causing it to attack the healthy cells in...
Six months immunity following COVID-19 infection, say researchers

Six months immunity following COVID-19 infection, say researchers

Immunity can last for up to six months following a COVID-19 infection, a new study has shown. As part of a collaboration between the University...
Care homes to be tested for COVID-19 immune response

Care homes to be tested for COVID-19 immune response

Thousands of care home staff and residents in the UK are to have their immune response to COVID-19 tested as part of an expansion...
Next-generation immunotherapy against cancer enters clinical trials

Next-generation immunotherapy against cancer enters clinical trials

Scientists have developed a new experimental drug that aims to use the body’s immune system in a response against cancer, which is now entering...
Understanding rare autoinflammatory conditions during awareness month

Understanding rare autoinflammatory conditions during awareness month

September marks World Autoinflammatory Awareness Month – a time for organisations, patients, carers, and families to raise the profile of these rare and complex...
Successful treatment of patients with the autoimmune disease lupus

Successful treatment of patients with the autoimmune disease Lupus

A team of researchers have successfully treated two patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus for the first time. The team from Charité -...
Are T cells key to controlling COVID-19 and reducing its severity?

Are T cells key to controlling COVID-19 and reducing its severity?

A new study has confirmed that T cells play an important role in the body’s response to COVID-19. The findings show that a multi-layered, virus-specific...
Newly discovered disease mechanism triggers chronic inflammation

Newly discovered disease mechanism triggers chronic inflammation

For the first time, scientists have uncovered a disease mechanism whereby fat crystals cause chronic inflammation of the immune system. Scientists at the University of...
Key genes could regulate T cells to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer

Key genes could regulate T cells to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer

Researchers have discovered a way to control regulatory T cells that help the human body’s immune response. The researchers at Salk, led by Ye Zheng,...
Experts provide insights on COVID-19 antibody tests

Experts provide insights on COVID-19 antibody tests

In this article Professor Georgina Ellison-Hughes, Dr Rocio Martinez-Nunez, and Dr Rui Ribeiro Galao, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London, provide...

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