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immune cells

Immune Cells Turn Back Time to Achieve Memory

Memory T cells earn their name by embodying the memory of the immune system – they help the body remember what infections or vaccines...
Flu Vaccination

Microneedle Patches for Flu Vaccination Prove Successful in First Human Clinical...

Despite the potentially severe consequences of illness and even death, only about 40 percent of adults in the United States receive flu shots each...
flu virus

Frog Slime Kills Flu Virus

A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center...
vaccines

Vaccines save Lives, but Maintaining Widespread Coverage Is Essential

"A vaccine that remains in the vial is 0% effective even if it is the best vaccine in the world," states a new editorial...
Cancer immunotherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy: Revived T Cells Still Need Fuel

Drugs blocking the PD-1 pathway - known as checkpoint inhibitors - are now FDA-approved for melanoma, lung cancer and several other types of cancer....
Zika virus

Zika Virus Blindfolds Immune Alarm Cells

Gatekeeper immune cells are fighting Zika virus with an arm tied behind their backs, scientists from Emory Vaccine Center report. Dendritic cells are “sentinel” cells...
antiviral cells

Select Antiviral Cells Can Access HIV’s Hideouts

When someone is HIV-positive and takes antiretroviral drugs, the virus persists in a reservoir of infected cells. Those cells hide out in germinal centers,...