Immunology

Breast Milk Sugar May Protect Babies Against Group B Streptococcus

A type of sugar found naturally in some women's breast milk may protect new born babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus. These bacteria are a common cause of meningitis in new borns and the le ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2016 - 6:30am

Zika Epidemic May Be Underestimated- Or Overestimated

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Article - News Staff - Sep 1 2016 - 6:30am

NOD2: Intestinal Bacteria Linked To Food Allergies

The human microbiota-- the entirety of bacteria which live e.g. on the skin or in the intestinal tract-- has an unknown influence on health. A team led by Prof. Tilo Biedermann, the director of the Clinic for Dermatology and Allergology at Rechts der Isar ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2016 - 1:06pm

Antibody Discovery Could Help Create Improved Flu Vaccines

A type of immune antibody that can rapidly evolve to neutralize a wide array of influenza virus strains- including those the body hasn't yet encountered- suggests potential strategies for creating improved or even "universal" influenza vacc ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2016 - 7:52am

March Against Monsanto Claims Vaccines Cause Cancer

In 2012's "Science Left Behind" I noted something that was perfectly obvious to anyone who was not in a progressive ideological bunker- that while both the American left and right were each anti-science about some things, only the right wing ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 23 2016 - 8:09am

Increased Resistance To Last-Line Antibiotics

In a 2015 analysis, antibiotic resistance continued to increase for most bacteria and antibiotics under surveillance. It is worrying to see increased resistance to last-line antibiotics, but we still have time to turn the tide and ensure that antibiotics r ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 18 2016 - 5:27am

Nicotine Vapor Has Fewer Genetic Effects Than Cigarette Smoke

As anti-smoking groups like the American Council on Science and Health have long contended, while nicotine may be addictive, so are lots of things, from video games to coffee. It's the toxins in cigarette smoke that will kill you. For that reason, pu ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2017 - 3:45pm

For Immune System Stem Cell Studies, Mice Aren't Enough

If mouse studies were transferable to humans, we'd have cured every disease thousands of times. That is the big reason why you shouldn't accept scaremongering about the chemical of the week in the New York Times, or claims about Miracle Vegetabl ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2017 - 2:16pm

A Biological Reason For Body Paint?

Some indigenous peoples wear body paint, and most most of the indigenous communities who paint their bodies live in areas where there is an abundance of bloodsucking horseflies, mosquitoes or tsetse flies.  Where insects bite people there is a risk of bact ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 17 2019 - 12:32pm

Of Microbes And Milk Allergies

In the past 30 years, food allergies have become increasingly common in the United States. Changes to human genetics can’t explain the sudden rise. That is because it takes many generations for changes to spread that widely within a population. Perhaps th ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 23 2019 - 10:00am