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A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
New compound kills whipworm more effectively than existing drugs

New compound kills whipworm more effectively than existing drugs

NIH launches new study to test experimental vaccine that targets mosquito-transmitted diseases

NIH launches new study to test experimental vaccine that targets mosquito-transmitted diseases

Investigational malaria vaccine protects against multiple strains, study shows

Investigational malaria vaccine protects against multiple strains, study shows

Penn researchers find new way to track rare T cells in blood after annual flu vaccine

Penn researchers find new way to track rare T cells in blood after annual flu vaccine

New computer model recommends intervention strategies to mitigate pandemics

New computer model recommends intervention strategies to mitigate pandemics

Research provides more evidence that mRNA vaccines can protect mice against Zika virus

Research provides more evidence that mRNA vaccines can protect mice against Zika virus

Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections, study finds

Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections, study finds

Researchers decode how ingenious tick immune system fights myriad of microbes

Researchers decode how ingenious tick immune system fights myriad of microbes

Research shows how protein component of Epstein-Barr virus promotes development of cancer

Research shows how protein component of Epstein-Barr virus promotes development of cancer

Researchers identify molecular signatures to predict efficacy of malaria vaccines

Researchers identify molecular signatures to predict efficacy of malaria vaccines

Sunburn and mosquito bites may ruin spring vacation in tropical locales

Sunburn and mosquito bites may ruin spring vacation in tropical locales

New discovery could lead to more effective malaria vaccine

New discovery could lead to more effective malaria vaccine

Annual burden of norovirus infection in the UK is 800,000 greater than previously estimated

Annual burden of norovirus infection in the UK is 800,000 greater than previously estimated

Scientists discover reason behind mosquitoes’ attraction towards people with malaria

Scientists discover reason behind mosquitoes’ attraction towards people with malaria

Most Americans believe preventive health benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh risks

Most Americans believe preventive health benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh risks

New Zika vaccine candidate shows potential to protect against virus with single dose

New Zika vaccine candidate shows potential to protect against virus with single dose

Virulence of bacterial infections dependent on presence of cytotoxins, study reports

Virulence of bacterial infections dependent on presence of cytotoxins, study reports

Mayo Clinic to test vaccine for providing lifelong immunity against precancerous breast lesions

Mayo Clinic to test vaccine for providing lifelong immunity against precancerous breast lesions

Researchers find new way to create more stable polio vaccines

Researchers find new way to create more stable polio vaccines

Oral dose of phage cocktail prevents infection and cholera-like symptoms in animal model

Oral dose of phage cocktail prevents infection and cholera-like symptoms in animal model