Did you know that autoimmune diseases predominately affect women, or that some people have hardly any immune system? Here are 11 surprising facts about the immune system.
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.
Although you might like to think of yourself as your own person, you actually share your body with many millions of bacteria. Here are five ways gut bacteria may influence health.
A good strategy for developing a universal flu vaccine may be to try to mimic the body's natural immune response to a pandemic flu virus, a new study suggests.
Immune cells called natural killer cells may play a role in the development of Sjögren’s syndrome, a new study suggests.
A woman in Germany developed what looked like frostbite even though she had not been exposed to extreme cold.
Two men with HIV who received bone marrow transplants in Boston appear to have no detectable levels of the virus in their bodies
People who are prone to the sniffles and sneezes they bring on could have a reduced risk of developing brain cancer, according to a new study.
A particular type of cell that surrounds tumors may be preventing the body's naturally defenses, from wiping the cancer out, according to a new study in mice.
Women are most likely to get sick smack dab in the middle of their menstrual cycles when they are ovulating and a new study from Spain gives a clue as to why.
It has long been thought that disease-causing viruses can take shelter from your body's defenses, the immune system, by hiding inside cells, but this is not the case, a new study finds.
One day, components of mucus might be added to baby formula to help protect the baby against infection from viruses.