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Immunisation remains a top priority for Northern Ireland parents

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is marking European Immunisation Week (22–26 April 2014) by celebrating the excellent childhood immunisation uptake levels being ...

The unfolded protein response controls the functioning of the immune system

Fabiola Osorio, Simon Tavernier, Sophie Janssens and Bart Lambrecht (IRC – VIB / UGent) have shed light on how our immune system ...

University of Zurich tests immune cells on the International Space Station

The human body is fine-tuned to Earth’s gravity. A team headed by Professor Oliver Ullrich from the University of Zurich’s Institute of Anatomy is now conducting an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) to study whether this also applies to human cells. ... Full story

Study Sheds Light on How the Immune System Protects Children from Malaria

WHAT: According to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens, children who live in regions of the world where malaria is common can mount an immune response to infection with malaria parasites that may enable them to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness and partially control the growth of malaria parasites in their bloodstream. ... Full story

New method to isolate immune cells allows researchers to study how they ward off oral diseases

Case Western Reserve University dental researchers have found a less invasive way to extract single rare immune cells from the mouth to study how the mouth’s natural defenses ward off infection and inflammation. ... Full story

CU researchers unraveling what causes the sniffles

The science behind a runny nose could lead to treatment ... Full story

Sensitive balance in the immune system

Too much of a protein called c-FLIPR can trigger autoimmune diseases ... Full story

Being Creative with Sickle Cell Disease

Hanvoer, NH—When Cindy Hahn was a young girl, her father, a virologist, used to let her sit at his microscope and look at immune cells fighting a pig virus. ... Full story

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