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  • A toxic bullet involved in bacterial competition

    A bacterial toxin that allows an infectious strain of bacteria to defeat its competitors has been discovered by Imperial College London scientists. The finding provides a better understanding of the mechanisms behind bacterial warfare, which is the first step for the design of improved treatments fo more

  • Repeated interferon stimulation creates innate immune memory

    The innate immune system may be able to be trained to react to viral infections more efficiently by repeated exposure to anti-viral signaling molecules. Mammalian cells seem to be able to memorize anti-viral stimulation at the level of DNA-packaging molecules, enabling faster and greater activation more

  • Newly discovered enzyme is 'firing pin' for plant immunity

    Just like humans, plants have an immune system that helps them fight off infections. Plant immunity has some important differences: they don't make antibodies and can't fight off the same bug more quickly months or years later. However, plant cells can identify pathogens and react to them, often by more

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Videos Immunity

Immunity to Infection - Perspectives

Organisers, speakers and attendees share their impressions of the "EMBO | EMBL Symposium: New Perspectives on Immunity to Infection" held in Heidelberg in May 2012. more

Improving the immune system of older people (UCL research)

As we age our immune systems decline. Older people suffer from increased incidence and severity of both infections and cancer. In addition, vaccination becomes less efficient with age. Researchers from UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved ... more

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Market studies Immunity

  • Nutraceuticals Market in India 2012

    The healthcare industry in India is showing great progress. There has been considerable increase in spending on healthcare backed by the growing purchasing power of individuals. Moreover, with a lot of importance being given to preventive medication, the nutraceuticals market in India is set to flou more

  • Genetic Immunity, LLC – Product Pipeline Review – 2012

    Introduction Global Market Direct’s pharmaceuticals report, “Genetic Immunity, LLC - Product Pipeline Review - 2012” provides data on the Genetic Immunity, LLC’s research and development focus. The report includes information on current developmental pipeline, complete with latest updates, and fea more

  • Nutraceuticals Market in India 2012 - Update

    The healthcare industry in India is showing great progress. There has been considerable increase in spending on healthcare backed by the growing purchasing power of individuals. Moreover, with a lot of importance being given to preventive medication, the nutraceuticals market in India is set to flou more

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Definition

Herd immunity

Herd immunity Herd immunity (or community immunity) describes a type of immunity that occurs when the vaccination of a portion of the population (or herd) provides protection to unvaccinated individuals. The effectiveness of a vaccine depen ... more

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