All articles related to "immunology":

Past encounters with the flu shape vaccine response

Immune history influences vaccine effectiveness, interacting with other potential problems arising from the manufacturing process For immediate release: February 20, 2018 New research on why the influenza vaccine was only modestly effective in recent years shows that immune…

Tuberculosis epidemic needs attention

In an editorial, infectious disease expert Barry Bloom of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health outlines the health system failures behind the global TB epidemic, and argues that systems’ ability to diagnose and treat TB must be…

New Superfund center launched to investigate industrial chemicals

The Sources, Transport, Exposure and Effects of PFASs (STEEP) center has been launched to investigate industrial chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). High levels of human exposure to PFASs have been shown to increase cholesterol levels, interfere…

Targeting tumor metabolic vulnerabilities

December 8, 2017 – A research team at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has identified a key metabolic vulnerability in some types of tumor cells and discovered a way to exploit it by harnessing well-known immunosuppressant…

Asthma may be over-diagnosed in children born with HIV

Asthma may be over-diagnosed in children born with HIV, according to a new study from the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), based at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Tulane University School of Medicine. Instead, the…

Search for a better tuberculosis vaccine underway

Efforts by a team of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers to expedite the discovery of a new and improved tuberculosis vaccine were featured in an August 18, 2017 STAT article. The article highlighted work by…

Heverton Dutra named Pew Latin America fellow

Heverton Dutra, a researcher in immunology and infectious diseases from Brazil, has been named a member of the 2017 class of Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences. The program provides two-year fellowships to talented Latin American…