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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.
UC San Diego Amazonian Center to receive NIH funding for malaria research

UC San Diego Amazonian Center to receive NIH funding for malaria research

Research findings pave way for more efficient, protective influenza vaccines

Research findings pave way for more efficient, protective influenza vaccines

NIH announces 2017 ICEMR awards for 7 international malaria research centers

NIH announces 2017 ICEMR awards for 7 international malaria research centers

WHO and partners roll-out vaccine campaigns to contain outbreak of meningitis C in Nigeria

WHO and partners roll-out vaccine campaigns to contain outbreak of meningitis C in Nigeria

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

Researchers report new evidence that defective HIV proviruses distract immune system

Researchers report new evidence that defective HIV proviruses distract immune system

‘Geneva signature’ evaluates safety and immunogenicity of promising anti-Ebola virus vaccine

‘Geneva signature’ evaluates safety and immunogenicity of promising anti-Ebola virus vaccine

Innovate UK funds new, economic vaccine to halt spread of 'zoonotic' infectious diseases

Innovate UK funds new, economic vaccine to halt spread of 'zoonotic' infectious diseases

Nanoparticle-programmed immune cells can slow progression of leukemia in mouse model

Nanoparticle-programmed immune cells can slow progression of leukemia in mouse model

Vaccine-chemotherapy combination may improve survival for glioblastoma patients

Vaccine-chemotherapy combination may improve survival for glioblastoma patients

International research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemic

International research effort reveals major insights into spread of West African Ebola epidemic

Treating animals may be part of global strategy to eradicate tropical diseases, study suggests

Treating animals may be part of global strategy to eradicate tropical diseases, study suggests

Microparticles show potential to deliver DNA-based vaccines and gene therapies in pill form

Microparticles show potential to deliver DNA-based vaccines and gene therapies in pill form

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

Human Vaccines Project, VUMC and Illumina team up to decipher genetic underpinnings of immune system

Human Vaccines Project, VUMC and Illumina team up to decipher genetic underpinnings of immune system

TSRI scientists find new way to make cell population resistant to HIV

TSRI scientists find new way to make cell population resistant to HIV

TSRI professor receives $4.8 million grant to advance potential HIV vaccine research

TSRI professor receives $4.8 million grant to advance potential HIV vaccine research

Cholera incidence in Africa increases during El Niño, study reveals

Cholera incidence in Africa increases during El Niño, study reveals

New study finds link between neural tube defects in infants and neurodegenerative diseases

New study finds link between neural tube defects in infants and neurodegenerative diseases

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers