Latest Immunity Stories
Aluminum salts, or alum, have been injected into billions of people as an adjuvant to make vaccines more effective.
Sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) enter the body through the mucosal epithelial cells and the ability to direct pathogen-clearing T-cells to points of infection may be the critical element in developing successful vaccines against these infections.
Lead scientist Professor Simon Cutting, from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, has developed the jabs through the use of probiotic spores.
Infectious diseases—both old and new—continue to exact a devastating toll, causing some 13 million fatalities per year around the world.
A new study is bringing to light clues that high exposure to PFCs in the womb or in childhood could also limit the protection offered by vaccinations to children’s health.
Elevated exposures in children to perfluorinated compounds, which are widely used in manufacturing and food packaging, were associated with lower antibody responses to routine childhood immunizations.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.