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A new study has implicated the cytokine interferon gamma as a major contributor of blood–brain barrier breakdown in central nervous system infections.
New study determines a neutralizing antibody which binds to the most pandemic strain of norovirus in humans that could be utilized for an effective vaccine.
A study has revealed genetic variants associated with differing levels of protective antibodies produced after routine immunizations.
Innate lymphoid cells, a relatively newly discovered class of immune cells, play a pivotal role in controlling early tuberculosis infection, according to new research.
Early antiretroviral treatment in people with HIV infection could allow the generation of more functional and persistent CD8 T cell responses. The results, which suggest a long-term immune memory, could have implications for HIV vaccine development.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology review, entitled: ‘Comparative host genomics: Has recent human evolution affected our immune defense against hepatitis C virus?’, as we ask the authors about the importance of the IFNL4 gene and the work that’s still to be done in the field.
Two years after Ebola infection, survivors exhibit specific memory T cell responses against ebolavirus, according to new research presented at ECCMID.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses a phage to trick the host’s immune system into ignoring it, in turn suppressing bacterial clearance from infected wounds, according to new research.
A second individual has achieved sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing antiretroviral treatment, according to researchers from University College London. Following a hematopoietic stem cell transplant and chemotherapy the patient has had undetectable viral loads for 18 months.