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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.
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

Programmed proteins could lead to inexpensive malaria vaccine

Programmed proteins could lead to inexpensive malaria vaccine

Viral trigger may underlie development of celiac disease

Viral trigger may underlie development of celiac disease

Microbiologists accurately predict evolution of HIV surface proteins using financial math models

Microbiologists accurately predict evolution of HIV surface proteins using financial math models

Scientists discover protein that helps provide better vaccination response

Scientists discover protein that helps provide better vaccination response

Two in every five people in the US carry Human Papilloma Virus

Two in every five people in the US carry Human Papilloma Virus

Research projects provide better understanding on opportunities and risks of nanomaterials

Research projects provide better understanding on opportunities and risks of nanomaterials

New paper-based device shows great potential for whooping cough diagnosis in low-resource settings

New paper-based device shows great potential for whooping cough diagnosis in low-resource settings

Novel point-of-care testing strategy can speed up treatment for respiratory illnesses

Novel point-of-care testing strategy can speed up treatment for respiratory illnesses

Dose sparing could increase vaccine availability without compromising safety

Dose sparing could increase vaccine availability without compromising safety

Tumor microenvironment poses unique challenges for effective ovarian cancer T-cell therapy

Tumor microenvironment poses unique challenges for effective ovarian cancer T-cell therapy

Adolescent girls should be encouraged to establish care and rapport with gynecologist

Adolescent girls should be encouraged to establish care and rapport with gynecologist