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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.
Early study of experimental vaccine shows escalating immune response in patients with sarcoma

Early study of experimental vaccine shows escalating immune response in patients with sarcoma

TSRI study reveals first-ever structure of Lassa virus protein

TSRI study reveals first-ever structure of Lassa virus protein

Experimental drug increases progression-free survival in pancreatic cancer patients, clinical trial shows

Experimental drug increases progression-free survival in pancreatic cancer patients, clinical trial shows

Study finds decline in rates of HPV-related precancerous cervical lesions among women in Connecticut

Study finds decline in rates of HPV-related precancerous cervical lesions among women in Connecticut

MGH scientists show how Shigella survives journey from mouth to the colon

MGH scientists show how Shigella survives journey from mouth to the colon

Novel vaccine therapy can generate immune responses in patients with HPV-related head and neck cancer

Novel vaccine therapy can generate immune responses in patients with HPV-related head and neck cancer

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients

Many cancer patients' ED visits could be avoided with better symptom management, timely care

Many cancer patients' ED visits could be avoided with better symptom management, timely care

Scientists could be one step closer to developing vaccines against viruses

Scientists could be one step closer to developing vaccines against viruses

Radboudumc, iMM Lisboa, PATH team up to test new malaria vaccine concept

Radboudumc, iMM Lisboa, PATH team up to test new malaria vaccine concept

Small clinical trial reveals promising results of triple immunotherapy in treating rare skin cancer

Small clinical trial reveals promising results of triple immunotherapy in treating rare skin cancer

Zika entry into India – cause for concern

Zika entry into India – cause for concern

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

Scripps scientists make important advance in HIV vaccine design

Scripps scientists make important advance in HIV vaccine design

Researchers develop new method for rapidly sorting HIV viruses

Researchers develop new method for rapidly sorting HIV viruses

Study: Early-stage breast cancer patients undergo inappropriate tests that may increase financial burden

Study: Early-stage breast cancer patients undergo inappropriate tests that may increase financial burden

Molecule discovered in worm spit could offer solution for non-healing wounds

Molecule discovered in worm spit could offer solution for non-healing wounds

UT Southwestern research shows potential of new DNA vaccine in preventing Alzheimer’s disease

UT Southwestern research shows potential of new DNA vaccine in preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Rotavirus vaccination in babies, young children linked to slightly increased risk for intussusception

Rotavirus vaccination in babies, young children linked to slightly increased risk for intussusception

Complex malaria vaccine protects monkeys against virulent parasite strains

Complex malaria vaccine protects monkeys against virulent parasite strains