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Peanut allergy treatment safest when started for infants under 12 months, researchers find

Written by | 22 Jun 2022

UBC researchers demonstrated in 2019 that pre-schoolers can safely overcome peanut allergies with a treatment called oral immunotherapy. Now they have evidence that the earlier pre-schoolers start this […]

Sloan Kettering Institute scientists design CAR T cells to activate cancer pro-drugs at the disease site

Written by | 8 Jan 2022

Immunotherapies called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells use genetically engineered versions of a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer. These treatments have energized cancer care, especially for people […]

No more annual flu shot? New target for universal influenza vaccine

Written by | 6 Jan 2022

Scientists at Scripps Research, University of Chicago and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a new Achilles’ heel of influenza virus, making progress in the […]

New study associates mask laws to reduction of COVID-19 deaths

Written by | 28 Dec 2021

Countries without face mask mandates experienced significantly higher COVID-19 deaths per million than countries that enacted mask mandates, investigators report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. A […]

Better public health messaging needed to improve vitamin D intake in UK black community

Written by | 3 Dec 2021

Vitamin D is essential for absorbing calcium and has a direct link to bone and immune health. Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to certain cancers, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and […]

Suffering from psoriasis? Blame this trio of proteins

Written by | 27 Nov 2021

New study shows there may be a way to help even more psoriasis patients. About 7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that shows up as […]

Automated texting system for at-home monitoring of COVID-19 patients shown to save lives

Written by | 17 Nov 2021

Patients enrolled in COVID Watch were 68 percent less likely to die from COVID-19. A retrospective cohort analysis found that an algorithm-based automated text messaging system saved a […]

COVID-19: The older you are, the more antibodies you have

Written by | 14 Nov 2021

Does natural infection or vaccination prompt the body to generate more protective antibodies? It’s a question that researchers have been working on since the introduction of the first […]

Convenience the key to increased childhood vaccination

Written by | 12 Nov 2021

Ensuring high levels of vaccination in children has helped to eradicate smallpox, eliminate polio in all but two countries of the world, and drive down rates of measles. […]

New findings on ambient UVB radiation, vitamin D, and protection against severe COVID-19

Written by | 1 Oct 2021

New research from Trinity College Dublin and University of Edinburgh has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which […]

EU approval boosts COVID vaccine manufacturing capacity

Written by | 5 Sep 2021

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved additional manufacturing capacity for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in France – increasing production by 51 million doses by the end of […]

Vitamin C essential for immune cell function

Written by | 4 Aug 2021

Investigations carried out at the La Jolla institute for Immunology (LJI) Show that the combination of vitamin C and TET proteins are essential for the proper function of […]

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