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This is how your immune system's memory works

How can your body's defence forces recall previous attacks?

Uncovering the secrets of immune system invaders

Some bacteria and viruses take advantage of the way our immune system works to infect us. Researchers are uncovering the mechanisms by which this trickery takes place.

Can HIV be eradicated?

Scientists set out to eliminate HIV entirely from the body.

New insight into the cause of Sjögren’s syndrome

Patients with Sjögren’s syndrome have defects in their glandular cells that affect the cells’ function. These cells may be perceived as a danger by the body’s immune system and in order to defend itself, the body’s immune system attacks them.

Why immunotherapy is such an effective cancer killer

An international team of researchers find molecular mechanism that makes new cancer drugs so effective.

New study shatters established knowledge of the immune system

Danish scientists discovers how the immune system is activated to break down bacteria. The experiments disproves a prevalent established theory about the immune system.

Farm life is beneficial for pregnant women

Children living on farms have a reduced risk of developing allergies. Now researchers know more about why.

Acute family stress can impact a child’s immune system

High levels of stress in a family can undermine a child’s immune system, making it easier for viruses and bacteria to do their worst.

The molecule that stops the Black Death

A crucial 'alarm molecule' warning the immune system of pathogens has been identified by a Norwegian researcher.

An eye for an eye saves sight

A damaged cornea is one of the most common causes of blindness worldwide. But now there is a cure.