Emerging evidence has suggested that B cells and humoral immunity could modulate the immune response to intracellular pathogens. We speak to Babak Javid about his research on this topic and the importance of learning about immune factors in order to develop vaccination strategies and to understand latent TB.
Browsing: Immune Response
A mouse study has revealed that obesity may be one factor explaining the significant amount of variation in the influenza virus each year, likely due to an impaired interferon defense response.
A novel study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School (MA, USA) has identified how the maternal gut microbiome could protect their newborn children from E. coli infection.
Administering the BCG vaccine intravenously, as opposed to intradermally, could improve the efficacy of the immunization according to new research in macaque models.
The first strain of flu we encounter during childhood could impact our immune responses to future infections, according to new research.
Researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism utilized by group A streptococcus that allows it to evade detection by the immune system in infected mice, providing insight for the development of effective countermeasures against this pathogen.
A study published today in the Journal of the America Medical Informatics Association has demonstrated that a new digital sepsis monitoring system implemented in three Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (London, UK) hospitals lowered the odds of death from sepsis by 24%.
A team of researchers have demonstrated for the first time that measles can wipe out an individual’s immune system memory resulting in vulnerability to infections they were once immune to.
In this opinion piece we take a look at the interaction of bacteria, phages and the human immune system. asking how these three components each play a role in phage therapy?