The job of the immune system is to protect against disease.
When it comes down to it, it's your immune system versus the world. From "innate" immunity — which protects your body against basic threats — to "adaptive" immunity, which homes in on specific targets, your immune system has you covered. Sometimes, however, your immune system can turn against you, leading to autoimmune diseases. To keep up with all things immune, check here for the latest news.
The two men, James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo, figured out how to use a person's immune system to attack tumors.
Whether you catch a cold this winter or make it through the season scot-free may depend in part on how many "stressors" your nose and airway passages encounter.
Researchers are testing whether a genital warts cream could also help boost protection from flu vaccines in the case of a pandemic.
The thymus is the source of T-cells. The body uses T-cells to help destroy infected or cancerous cells.
In the battle against germs, your immune system is the best wing-man there is. When it comes to dating? Not so much.
Sometimes, premature birth may happen because the baby's immune system essentially "rejects" the mother, like a person's body rejects a transplanted organ.
A drug that acts on the immune system appears to help extend the lives of patients with advanced lung cancer when given alongside standard chemotherapy.
The man had a mysterious infection in his brain, but tests for dozens of viruses and bacterial infections came back negative.
When a man complains of cold or flu symptoms, it may not be fair to dismiss his laments as simply a case of "man flu."
The practice of "vaginal seeding," in which a mother transfers her vaginal fluid to her newborn after a cesarean section, is generally not recommended, according to new guidelines.
Getting blood from a woman who has ever been pregnant could be risky for men, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.