Immunodeficiency disorders, such as eczema, make it harder for the immune system to fight off infections and bacteria. Learn more about immunodeficiency disorders here.
The small intestine harbors metabolism-regulating immune cells that can consign nutrients of digestion to fat storage rather than energy use.
New research finds that chaotic swings in the concentration of a certain protein is key for regulating our immune response and preventing chronic disease.
Newborns receive the hepatitis B vaccine to prevent them from contracting the hepatitis B virus during their lifetime. Learn more about the benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine here.
Researchers have determined the importance of flu vaccinations for people diagnosed with heart failure. The flu shot could extend some people's lives.
The tetanus shot protects people from the tetanus infection. It is an important vaccination to have. Most people will not have side effects, but potential ones may include redness and swelling, pain at the injection site, and headaches. Learn more about the side effects of the tetanus shot here.
Scientists have found a new antibacterial defensive 'swarm' in the nose. It helps explain how the airway protects itself from bacteria in the air.
Altering levels of a molecule that T cells need to grow could help the body fight cancer and lead to new treatments for autoimmune disease.
When I was little, my mom didn't vaccinate me. In this article, I explore why I disagree with her decision, and why I chose to get vaccinated as an adult.
Insulin is key in regulating blood sugar levels. When this mechanism malfunctions, it can lead to diabetes. However, does insulin also stimulate immunity?